Luxardo Amaretto
The original Maraschino Cherries

Mirko Sacco

18 Jul 2014
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  • 40ml Luxardo Amaretto
  • 25ml Grappa
  • 5ml Lime juice
  • 25ml Homemade Almonds & Luxardo Maraschino cherries syrup infused with orange zest
  • 35 ml Double cream
  • 3 dashes Cherry bitters

Italian Inspiration

I am from a little town close to Padua and I had inspiration from my origins and a typical thing that my grandmother sometimes used to do it. She would pour Luxardo Amaretto over the panna cotta after our heavy family dinners. So I tried to recreate that kind of flavour.


  • (For syrup) Toast 500g of almonds, boil 1l of water and add the 1kg of sugar and almonds, cool, add 15g Luxardo Maraschino cherry syrup, wait 2 hours and strain, add 2 parts orange zest and leave to rest for 24 hours, strain,
  • Pour cocktail ingredients (apart from cream) into a shaker,
  • Shake for 10 -12 secods,
  • Pour in a coupette glass over an ice,
  • Pour in the double cream gently,
  • Garnish with grated almond and orange zest.
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