Maria's Empire

Maria's Empire

The original Maraschino Cherries

Julija Bernatovica

03 Aug 2015
Via Website


  • 30ml The original Maraschino Cherries
  • 20ml White Rum
  • 15ml Sherry
  • 5ml Gravino Liquore di Vino
  • 30ml Lemon Juice
  • 5 Fresh sprigs of Thyme
  • 1 Green Olive

La Famiglia Inspiration

I was inspired by the story of relocation of Luxardo fourth generation to Italy. During the World War ll only one member of the fourth generation, Giorgio Luxardo, survived and fled to Italy. Escaping with only a cherry sapling, Giorgio crossed the Adriatic Sea to the Veneto region of northeast Italy and reconnected with a colleague who had saved the Luxardo recipe book.They continues to produce Maraschino to Maria Canevari's original recipe, as it was written down in 1821. Today, Luxardo is operated by Franco Luxardo of the family's fifth generation, along with members of the sixth.


  • Shake
  • Serve in coupe
  • Garnish with fresh thyme spring
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