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brands of maraschino liqueur?

thew May 30, 2008 10:21 AM

any recommendations?

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    sushigirlie Jun 28, 2011 09:50 PM

    I agree with others -- Luxardo is excellent and the best I've had. It's not just a sweet fruity liqueur -- the aroma profile is complex (it's fermented cherry distillate). I like it on the rocks.

    1. Cheese Boy Jun 5, 2008 09:36 PM

      Can anyone help out w/ where to buy in NYC ... http://www.chowhound.com/topics/526295

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        JMF Jun 6, 2008 05:52 AM

        Astor

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          Cheese Boy Jun 6, 2008 11:57 AM

          Thank you, JMF.

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        chazzerking Jun 2, 2008 12:29 PM

        Ditto the Luxardo. I like it better than any other I've tried. Out of curiosity, what are y'all making besides aviation?

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          JoanN Jun 6, 2008 03:17 AM

          I use it to macerate pitted sour cherries for Manhattans.

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            phlin Jun 10, 2011 11:44 AM

            I like to make The Last Word -- equal parts gin, green chartreuse, Luxardo, and lime juice.

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              EvergreenDan Jun 10, 2011 06:30 PM

              +1

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                davis_sq_pro Jun 10, 2011 06:45 PM

                +100 :-)

                But don't forget the Final Ward, subbing rye for the gin and lemon for the lime. An awesome alteration to an already awesome drink.

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                  EvergreenDan Jun 10, 2011 07:24 PM

                  Out done by DSP again.

                  This is one of those magic drinks. I don't care much for the flavor of either Chartreuse or Maraschino by themselves, but together it's magic. See -- there are drinks I like that aren't bitter. :)

                  I prefer a touch more gin than the other three. 1:3/4:3/4:3/4

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            2. re: chazzerking
              ChristinaMason Jun 27, 2011 02:25 PM

              It's also good in a martinez (with gin, sweet vermouth, and bitters) and a red hook (with rye and Punt e Mes).

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              Xaga May 31, 2008 01:59 PM

              Other brands are Stock and Maraska if Luxardo isn't in your area.

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              1. re: Xaga
                thew May 31, 2008 02:38 PM

                between living in NYC and the internet, area is less important than best brands, flavorwise

              2. JMF May 30, 2008 06:39 PM

                Luxardo

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                  dockhl May 30, 2008 10:53 PM

                  Not had any others but I like my Luxardo, too :)

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