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May 30, 2008 10:21 AM

brands of maraschino liqueur?

any recommendations?

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    1. re: JMF

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

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

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      1. re: Xaga

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

      2. 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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        1. re: chazzerking

          I use it to macerate pitted sour cherries for Manhattans.

          1. re: chazzerking

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

              1. re: EvergreenDan

                +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.

                1. re: davis_sq_pro

                  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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            1. re: chazzerking

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

              1. 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.