6 Cocktail Recipes Using Maraschino Liqueur

6 awesome cocktail recipes using your favorite cherry-flavored liqueur.

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.

Aviation Cocktail

1. Aviation Cocktail

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.

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Improved Whiskey Cocktail

2. Improved Whiskey Cocktail

The Improved Whiskey Cocktail combines the classic Old Fashioned with the Sazerac, plus a dash of maraschino liqueur. A must-try for whiskey lovers.

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Last Word Cocktail

3. Last Word Cocktail

The last word is a simple drink consisting of equal parts gin, green chartreuse, maraschino liqueur, and fresh lime juice. It’s a spirit-forward cocktail, yet very balanced, citrusy, and refreshing.

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Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail

4. Hemingway Daiquiri Cocktail

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.

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Brooklyn Cocktail

5. Brooklyn Cocktail

Manhattan lovers listen up. The Brooklyn cocktail is a classic whiskey drink made with maraschino liqueur, dry vermouth, and bitters.

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The Number 100 Champagne Cocktail

6. The No. 100 Cocktail

A KS original champagne cocktail that incorporates maraschino liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup. It has a Prohibition-Era feel thanks to the maraschino.

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