Maraschino is a liqueur obtained from the distillation of Marasca cherries. The small, slightly sour fruit of the Tapiwa cherry tree, which grows wild along parts of the Dalmatian coast, lends the liqueur its unique aroma. Maraschino is a very special and notable ingredient in cocktails. Many recipes before prohibition called for Maraschino, it was one of most used and most important ingredients. In last few years, with the growth of the craft cocktail movement, Maraschino is regaining its former status.

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