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For the last 200 years, Luxardo’s iconic maraschino liqueur has been a staple ingredient of cocktail bars around the world. The liqueur was first imported to the States via New Orleans in 1839 and was originally consumed as a cordial before finding a home in drinks like the Aviation, Last Word, Martinez, Brandy Crusta, Brooklyn and Floridita. Today, bartenders use the iconic liqueur in contemporary creations as well, extending its legacy far into the future. Here are 20 modern-day drinks to take for a spin.


Age of Discovery Mezcal adds new dimension to this stirred gem.

All Jacked Up A bold mezcal cocktail for adventurous drinkers.

Artichoke Hold An Old Fashioned riff with maraschino, Cynar, and bitters.

I’m Old Fashioned A tropical take on the Old Fashioned. 

King James A delicious twist on the East India cocktail.

My Fair Lady A variation on the Brooklyn cocktail.

Novecento Cognac meets Campari, vermouth, maraschino, lemon, and bitters in this sultry sipper.

Pedro Martinez A rummy spin on the classic gin cocktail.

Sakura Martini An elegant take on the Martini from Bar Goto in NYC.

Wraggborough Whiskey Cocktail A delicious homage to Charleston. 


Broken Corazon Club A float of Fernet tempers the bright flavors of this tropical highball.

Falconry Demonstration A mezcal and apple brandy cocktail with a big hit of fruit.

Gin & Juice A bright and easy-drinking gin cocktail.

Great Silence Mezcal meets maraschino liqueur, Campari, lime, and orgeat.

Inside the Sun A dangerously delicious blend of flavors with a base of cachaça.

Last Dance An equal parts Armagnac cocktail with yellow Chartreuse, maraschino, and lemon.

Last of the Oaxacans A delicious take on the Last Word.

Lost Lake Cocktail A bright and vivacious tropical cocktail.

Viola Royale Fizz A blend of the Clover Club, Aviation, and Gin Fizz.

Without Borders The fire of bonded apple brandy is tempered by the sweetness of maraschino liqueur and Bénédictine. 

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