Maraschino liqueur is a unique cherry-flavored spirit made from sour Marasca cherries. It’s clear, slightly sweet, and found in many classic and Prohibition-Era cocktails. Luxardo is the most well-known cherry liqueur brand and my personal recommendation should you decide to embark on this maraschino cocktail journey.
I think most people have heard of the classic Aviation cocktail, but how else can I use my Luxardo? Here are 5 awesome maraschino liqueur cocktails.
One of my all-time favorite classic cocktails from the early 1900’s. Gin, maraschino liqueur (cherry), crème de violette, and fresh lemon juice. It’s got a slight violet hue and it’s nothing short of amazing when it comes to flavor.
The Daiquiri is a classic cocktail that dates back to Cuba over 100 years ago. It’s made with rum, fresh lime juice, and sugar. The Hemingway Daiquiri poses two very important differences with the addition of Maraschino liqueur and fresh grapefruit juice. It’s all the better.