Blood of the Patriots
Luxardo Sangue Morlacco
30% alc vol.
Our family’s second historical speciality after the Maraschino Originale, the Luxardo Sangue Morlacco is a liqueur made from Marasca cherries, exclusively cultivated by us for a uniquely sour flavour that you’ll only find in other Luxardo classic Italian liqeurs. As a variant of our original cherry brandy, the liqueur is infused with fermented Marasca juice that has been matured over two years in our Oak vats for an incredible, distinctive flavour.
If you’re wondering why it’s called Sangue Morlacco, you might find the history behind it interesting. The Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio gave the Luxardo cherry liqueur its new name, which translates to ‘Morlacco blood.’ If you’re curious about that means too, it’s derived from the name of a group of people from the Dalmation Hinterlands who defended the borders of the Republic of Venice through the 17th and 18th centuries. The name is inspired by the liqueur’s sumptuous dark red colour and the richness of the liquid.
Rich and dark red
Luxardo Sangue Morlacco’s scent is intense and irresistible thanks to the unique perfume of our Marasca cherries
Our Sangue Morlacco has good body that is rounded on the palate. It differs rather a lot from our normal Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur in terms of taste as the flavours here are enhanced thanks to the use of our special Marasca cherries' taste, aroma and appearance. Enjoy the flavour and delight in the after-taste, a particularly special treat when you combine it with chocolate
Here are some of the best ways to enjoy your Luxardo Sangue Morlacco:
• Serve neat at room temperature or with ice for an excellent after-dinner drink;
• Use in a variety of cocktails that use cherry brandy as an ingredient;
• Combine with pure dark chocolate for a true taste sensation.
You can also check out our Get Inspired page for more creative ways to serve up our classic Italian liqueurs and Luxardo cocktails.
Luxardo Sangue Morlacco has been awarded for its quality, including:
• A recommendation from the Beverage Testing Institute in 2003
• Silver Medal for the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition 2011.