Dr Brereton’s Hair Revitalising Tonic (Family Recipe)

Dr Brereton’s Hair Revitalising Tonic (Family Recipe)

Luxardo Maraschino Originale

Harry Brereton

29 Jul 2015
Via Website


  • 20ml Luxardo Maraschino Originale
  • 25ml Fresh Pink Grapefruit
  • 2.5ml Liqueur
  • 60ml Dry and Minerally White Wine
  • 2 Springs of Rosemary
  • Top with Homemade Tonic-water

La Famiglia Inspiration

Dr Brereton’s Hair Revitalizing Tonic (a family Recipe) is a light and refreshing Spritz style drink inspired by the herbal notes and long history of Luxardo Maraschino. When Maraschino was first being produced by the Luxardo Family in 1821 many people believed in the healing properties of Herbs; Rosemary was used by monks, apothecaries and other men of medicine to slow the signs of premature baldness. The Brereton Clan (my family) have a long and painful relationship with this particular aliment. To paraphrase my mother, "once the hair grows on Brereton's face it will never grow on his head again". So, to give hope to balding men and women everywhere, I have created Dr Brereton’s Hair Revitalizing Tonic (a family Recipe), An easy drinking, herbal spritz that is sure to re-energies those hair follicles (and if not it comes served with a wig).


  • In a Boston tin add one sprig of Rosemary
  • Atomize Chartreuse over Rosemary and light with a blowtorch, to release the essential oils as well as tame the Chartreuse
  • Add the Luxardo Maraschino Originale, White Wine and Grapefruit and shake hard to combine all the ingredients
  • Single Strain into a Crystal Highball filled with rock ice and top with a homemade tonic water containing; lemon thyme and citrus peel. Garnish with a sprig of Rosemary and a Wig
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