Sonata in D Minor

Sonata in D Minor

Luxardo Maraschino Originale
The original Maraschino Cherries

Des Yatigammana

21 Jul 2014
Via Website


  • 25ml Luxardo Maraschino Originale
  • 25ml Gin
  • 10ml Sweet Spanish Wine
  • 5ml Original Maraschino Cherry Juice
  • 2 dashs Orange Bitters
  • 2 dashes Absinthe

Italian Inspiration

My inspiration for my drink was a gentleman who goes by the name of Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti (26 October 1685 – 23 July 1757) who was an Italian composer. Like a great cocktail a great composer has to look into musical composition and structure of his original piece of music. I wanted to bring this into my drink with the music being the sensations it leaves on your pallet after every sip. I could imagine Giuseppe composing his piece 'Sonata in D Minor' whilst sipping my aperitivo style cocktail and enjoying some Italian Taleggio cheese on the side. Perfect.


  • Chill martini glass,
  • Add all ingredients into chilled mixing glass,
  • Add ice,
  • Stir until cold and pour into chilled martini glass,
  • Garnish with a Luxardo Maraschino cherry and serve with some Italian Taleggio cheese on the side.
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