Red Dye #4

Little Lester had learned of the joy of giving from his parents.  When the Face of Everyman required a Maraschino cherry for his evening cocktail, little Lister was right there with a naturally sweet Queen Anne cherry from the vast orchards of the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  The venerable sage accepted the gift graciously then let it steep in his secret batch of USDA contraband Red Dye #4.  He was a traditionalist.