The iconic, original Maraschino Liqueur that’s indispensable to authentic cocktails.
Luxardo is a small producer in Northeastern Italy, near Venice and just west of Padua. But in our opinion, it is also one of the most influential and important companies in the Spirits business. Without their contributions, the world of cocktails just wouldn’t be the same. From specialty Liqueurs and Bitters to the famous Original Gourmet Maraschino Cherry that is heads and tales above the dyed candy drops served in common bars. The company was founded in 1821 by family patriarch Girolamo Luxardo and the company is still run by family members unto the seventh generation.
Luxardo Maraschino Originale is one of THE indispensable components of a well-stocked bar. There simply is no substitute. Other Cherry Liqueurs are just cherry flavoring in cheap alcohol. Luxardo Maraschino is an iconic force of cocktail mastery. It is the distilled essence of the entire Marasca cherry — fruit, skin, pit, leaves, and branches. Originally designed as a delicious Aperitif, this Liqueur at 32% ABV has become essential to dozens of classic cocktails, transforming them from bottom-shelf specials to high-end bespoke masterpieces.
The Marasca cherry is a deep, dark red fruit with a firm, drier flesh and sweet-bitter taste. It is native to Dalmatia, Croatia, and Northeastern Italy with the largest crop growing in Croatia. It has not been successfully grown any place else.