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Definition of Maraschino Liqueur

Definition: Maraschino

Not to be confused with the red syrup that drenches so many jarred cherries, maraschino is a clear Italian liqueur distilled from sour cherries, traditionally of the marasca variety. The most common brand is Luxardo, which ages its cherry distillate for two years then sweetens it with sugar.

The flavor is sweet but complex, with undertones of almond. The spirit provides a light cherry taste to cocktails, including old-school daiquiris, the aviation, and fruit punch-style drinks.


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emalove emalove 7 years
Does it taste different than maraschino cherries?? Because I hate those!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Mmmmmm cherries... :drool:
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Mmmmmm cherries... :drool:
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
huh - i didn't know about this liqueur but i'm all for new things. it's interesting that i never heard about how it's derived from the cherries but it's not the same as the jar of cherries that we get at the store :)
Sara-Rose Sara-Rose 7 years
LOVE maraschino liquor!
Sara-Rose Sara-Rose 7 years
LOVE maraschino liquor!
partysugar partysugar 7 years
I need to get my hands on a bottle stat.
Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
Sounds like something right up my alley. Is it a pricey liqueur?
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