Luxardo Maraschino Originale
The original Maraschino Cherries

Jenny Griffiths

30 Jul 2015
Via Website


  • 1 Luxardo Original Maraschino cherry
  • 20ml Luxardo Maraschino Originale
  • 40 ml Whisky
  • Orange Zest
  • Grapefruit Zest
  • 2 dashes Chocolate Bitters
  • 3 dashes Spanish Bitters
  • 5ml Earl Grey Syrup

La Famiglia Inspiration

I was inspired by the story of Girolamo Luxardo and the resilience of himself and the Luxardo company in their mission to create the best Maraschino. Despite the near destruction of their distillery and the drowning of Piero Luxardo, the company stood strong and regrew from a single marasca cherry tree. The centre and roots of my family is my Grandmother, who raised me and taught me the first things I knew about whisky and tea. This drink is a homage to the resilience my Grandmother has shown through a string of bad luck and ill-health. She has always been a strength in our family, and this drink is a toast to what she has taught me. Salute, nonna.


  • Cool a coupette with crushed ice
  • In a large mixing glass add a large zest of orange and grapefruit, add Whisky, Luxardo Maraschino Originale, Earl Grey Syrup, Spanish Bitters and Chocolate Bitters
  • Stir with large cubes of ice until dilution is reached
  • Strain into chilled coupette and garnish with one Luxardo Maraschino Cherry
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