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:

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