maraschino liqueur

Once commonly used in a variety of cocktails, Maraschino liqueur gradually disappeared as the cocktails which used it fell into obscurity. With the classic cocktail resurgence, Maraschino liqueur is seeing a radical and well deserved comeback. Like curaçao, it is essentially a sweet fruit liqueur flavored, as the name implies, from cherries. Its character is less sweet but more complex than curaçao since the flavor comes not just from the fruit but the seeds as well. This results in a slightly diverse set of flavors that seem to provide hints of chocolate, vanilla and almonds.

Maraschino liqueur should not be confused with modern maraschino cherries. There is no similarity between the two, and heaven help the bartender who substitutes the juice from a jar of maraschino cherries for maraschino liqueur in a cocktail.

The following recipes on this site use maraschino liqueur:

gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice,
Bourbon Crusta
bourbon whiskey, triple sec, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, orange bitters,
gin, sweet vermouth, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters,
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Amer Picon, maraschino liqueur,
rum, maraschino liqueur, orange curaçao, grenadine,
gin, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, orange bitters,
East India House
brandy, pineapple syrup, maraschino liqueur, orange curaçao, Angostura Bitters,
bourbon whiskey, maraschino liqueur, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters,
gin, Torani Amer, maraschino liqueur, Cointreau, orange bitters,
Last Word
gin, maraschino liqueur, Chartreuse, lime juice,
gin, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, maraschino liqueur,
Morning Cocktail
brandy, dry vermouth, orange curaçao, maraschino liqueur, absinthe, Angostura Bitters,
bourbon whiskey, Cointreau, maraschino liqueur, simple syrup, Peychaud's bitters, Angostura Bitters, Amer Picon,
gin, Dubonnet, maraschino liqueur, orange bitters,
tequila, lime juice, egg white, maraschino liqueur,
Red Hook
rye whiskey, maraschino liqueur, sweet vermouth,
Shifting Sands
gin, maraschino liqueur, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, soda water,