Marasca cherries are harvested from Luxardo’s own trees and the solid components are then infused in larchwood.
Maraschino Luxardo is a classic; one of the very few liqueurs in the world produced by distillation. It is obtained from the marasca; a sour cherry variety exclusively cultivated by Luxardo. The distillate is allowed to mature for two years in Finnish ash vats <bthis wood does not lend its colour even after many years of maturing>b; and is then diluted and sugared. Taste: smooth but sharp; a sweet liqueur unusual for the punch of the distillate; which can be clearly perceived in spite of the moderate alcohol content. A rounded taste and a surprisingly persistent aroma. Serving suggestions: Neat or on the rocks as an after-dinner drink bRWith iced tonic water bROrange juice for a refreshing drink bRAdded to coffee bRIn mixed drinks; in the several coded international cocktails using Maraschino as an ingredient: Mary Pickford; Cuba Libre; Daiquiri; Screwdriver; Derby Royal; York Special; Dewey Flip; Cider Cobbler; Gilmore Punch; etc. bRWith fruits>c pineapples; strawberries; sliced oranges; fruit salad; etc. bRAs flavour in confectionery and ice creams.