Luxardo Maraschino Originale
The original Maraschino Cherries

Matthew Eifion Jones

30 Jul 2015
Via Website


  • 1 Luxardo Original Maraschino cherry
  • 25ml Luxardo Maraschino Originale
  • 25ml Premium Rum
  • 12.5ml Mezcal
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • Sandalwood incense

La Famiglia Inspiration

Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind. The famiglia Luxardo have suffered greatly. Through their suffering at the hands of their government, burning down their crops and drowning their friends and famiglia, the famiglia Luxardo have persevered and rebuilt their legacy through sheer grit and determination. So have the Bacardi familia. They were exiled from their home, and driven overseas due to an oppressive government. The familia down in Guatemala that created Ilegal, make sure that when anyone visits the Cafe No Se, the home of Ilegal, that everyone is looked after and no one gets left unsatisfied, unentertained or unsafe. For my family, we suffered hardship 2 years ago at the loss of my grandfather. He was the head of the family and everyone's inspiration. 4 years ago he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and his slow descent due to brain swelling was tough on our whole family. We had some good times, and we had some hard times. The most prominent memory that I have during his last 2 years of not really being himself was when he fluttered back into normality and his emotions shone through (as they had dulled due to the swelling and personality altering). He would repeatedly watch Lilo & Stitch, and I mean repeatedly and laugh like a small child through the whole thing. But when Lilo explains about Ohana, and that family means no one gets left behind, he would look around to make sure no one was watching, and he would tear up. He knew, like I know, that family means that no one gets left behind, whether in body, or in memory. He will never be forgotten...


  • Shake all (but incense) over cubed ice, then start burning the incense stick
  • Then double strain into a coupette
  • Drop in an original Maraschino cherry with 2-3ml of syrup
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