'maraschino' on Serious Eats

Dutch Alps

This variation on the classic Irish Cocktail uses genever instead of Irish whiskey, and herbal genepy instead of absinthe. Rather than sweetening with orange curaçao, this one calls for rich, citrusy Amaro Nonino. More

Fancy Free

Erik Lombardo at Maialino in NYC introduced us to this classic cocktail, which is basically an Old Fashioned sweetened with maraschino liqueur (we used Luxardo) and fancied up with a big spiral of an orange twist. More

Ximinez Martinez

Instead of using sweet vermouth in this variation of the Martinez, a combination of Manzanilla and Pedro Ximenez sherry maintains a comparable level of sweetness when mixed with maraschino liqueur. A subtle orange flavor brightens this savory fall cocktail from Aldea in NYC. More

The Brooklyn Cocktail

The Brooklyn may be less well-known that its neighbor, but it's equally delicious. The maraschino liqueur (we recommend Luxardo) adds a rich sweetness, which compensates for the fact that dry rather than sweet vermouth is used. More

Time for a Drink: Seventh Heaven

The combination of grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur is more commonly seem in rum drinks such as the Hemingway Daiquiri; with the dryness of gin, and the bright crispness of fresh mint, this combination contributes to a wonderful summer cocktail that has a distinct whiff of the antique about it. If you have a bottle of maraschino lying around from experimenting with Aviations or other cocktails of that ilk, break it out for the Seventh Heaven and take your palate for a walk through the jitterbug era. More

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