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.
Arguably the most famous drink made with Maraschino liqueur is the Aviation cocktail—a smooth, flowery and, assertive gin-based classic. Below are a few more well-known favorites that should pique your interest as well. I highly recommend you grab a bottle and put it to good use. While it’s often used sparingly in drinks, I wouldn’t stock a home bar without it
Improved Whiskey Cocktail Recipe
The improved whiskey cocktail is a mix between a Sazerac and the Old Fashioned. Sound good? This just may be your new favorite whiskey cocktail.
Last Word Cocktail Recipe
One of my favorite Prohibition-era cocktails consisting of gin, green chartreuse, and maraschino liqueur.
Brooklyn Cocktail Recipe
Manhattan lovers listen up. The Brooklyn cocktail is a classic whiskey drink made with maraschino liqueur, dry vermouth, and bitters.
The #100 Champagne Cocktail Recipe
A celebratory champagne cocktail made with maraschino liqueur and fresh lemon juice.
Hemingway Daiquiri Recipe
Ernest Hemingway’s favorite cocktail—a slight variation on the classic daiquiri.
Aviation Cocktail Recipe
One of my all time favorite classic cocktails from the early 1900’s. Gin, maraschino liqueur (cherry), crème de violette, and fresh lemon juice.
What a fabulous collection of cocktails! I adore a good Aviation and was wondering how to use Maraschino Liqueur in other drinks. Thanks so much for this article. I will work myself down the list and enjoy every single one. It might even take me more than one night!