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Episode 47: Luxardo Maraschino Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

    • Food

Episode 47 features Luxardo Maraschino liqueur. The bottle is 750mL at 32% ABV, or 64 proof and purportedly hand wrapped in synthetic straw with the label on the outside of this wrapping.
Enjoy this episode with some Luxardo in your favorite classic cocktail!
Luxardo's official website: https://www.luxardo.it/ (https://www.luxardo.it/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1817 - Girolamo Luxardo moves to the city of Zara in modern day Croatia
1821 - Luxardo company is founded to commercialize Risolo Maraschino, or Maraschino liqueur
1839 - Advertisement exists offering Luxardo for sale in New Orleans
1944 - Zara is heavily bombed during WWII, destroying the distillery and displacing the Luxardo family
1947 - Giorgio Luxardo reforms the company in Torreglia, Italy with surviving family members
Early 2000s - The return to craft cocktails drives demand for Luxardo, and the family plants additional cherry orchards
2021 - Bicentennial of the company with the 7th generation of the Luxardo family involved
Key Cocktails:
Luxardo Maraschino is featured in many classic cocktails, but almost always used in a small amount in a supporting role. Here's one of the most iconic:
The Aviation:
1.5 oz. Gin
0.5 oz. Lemon Juice
0.5 oz. Luxardo Maraschino
1 barspoon Crème de Violette
Maraschino cherry garnish
Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an authentic Maraschino cherry.
References:
Much of the content for this episode came from the Luxardo video listed below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFONeb7bNH4 (The Story of Luxardo on YouTube)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maraschino (Wikipedia article on Maraschino Liqueur)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maraschino_cherry (Wikipedia article on the Maraschino Cherry)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviation_(cocktail) (Wikipedia article on the Aviation Cocktail)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur (https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/)
Twitter: @LLConnoisseur

Episode 47 features Luxardo Maraschino liqueur. The bottle is 750mL at 32% ABV, or 64 proof and purportedly hand wrapped in synthetic straw with the label on the outside of this wrapping.
Enjoy this episode with some Luxardo in your favorite classic cocktail!
Luxardo's official website: https://www.luxardo.it/ (https://www.luxardo.it/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1817 - Girolamo Luxardo moves to the city of Zara in modern day Croatia
1821 - Luxardo company is founded to commercialize Risolo Maraschino, or Maraschino liqueur
1839 - Advertisement exists offering Luxardo for sale in New Orleans
1944 - Zara is heavily bombed during WWII, destroying the distillery and displacing the Luxardo family
1947 - Giorgio Luxardo reforms the company in Torreglia, Italy with surviving family members
Early 2000s - The return to craft cocktails drives demand for Luxardo, and the family plants additional cherry orchards
2021 - Bicentennial of the company with the 7th generation of the Luxardo family involved
Key Cocktails:
Luxardo Maraschino is featured in many classic cocktails, but almost always used in a small amount in a supporting role. Here's one of the most iconic:
The Aviation:
1.5 oz. Gin
0.5 oz. Lemon Juice
0.5 oz. Luxardo Maraschino
1 barspoon Crème de Violette
Maraschino cherry garnish
Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an authentic Maraschino cherry.
References:
Much of the content for this episode came from the Luxardo video listed below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFONeb7bNH4 (The Story of Luxardo on YouTube)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maraschino (Wikipedia article on Maraschino Liqueur)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maraschino_cherry (Wikipedia article on the Maraschino Cherry)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviation_(cocktail) (Wikipedia article on the Aviation Cocktail)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur (https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/)
Twitter: @LLConnoisseur

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