Luxardo Maraschino Originale
The original Maraschino Cherries

Matthew Eifion Jones

29 Jul 2015
Via Website


  • 25ml Luxardo Maraschino Originale
  • 25ml Rum 8 Year Old
  • 12.5ml Ilegal Mezcal
  • 25ml Lemon Juice

La Famiglia Inspiration

Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind. It means that when faced with incredible odds, that family can survive. For the Luxardo Famiglia that meant rebuilding their life after having everything burnt to the ground, and having the people they loved, cared for and lived with drowned and tortured. The Luxardo Famiglia made sure that their sacrifice was not made in vain. For the Rum Famiglia, that meant that even when exiled from their home, no one got left behind. For the family of Cafe NoSe, the originators of Ilegal Mezcal, that means that everyone that comes through their doors is looked after and treated with respect, and that no one is left un-entertained, unattended or unsafe. For me, Ohana brings back a difficult time in my life. My grandfather was diagnosed with a brain tumor 4 years ago. And due to brain swelling, his nature and personality changed. He became nicer, he became chattier, and he started watching Lilo & Stitch on repeat. He was always cheerful, apart from the moment where Lilo explains that Ohana means family, and that no one gets left behind. He did his best to care and provide for us before he passed away, in any way he could. He will never get left behind.


  • Garnish with 1 Original Luxardo Maraschino cherry with 2-3ml of syrup
  • 1 burning stick of Sandalwood incense
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