In the area around Padua, Italy, where Luxardo produces its liqueurs and confectionary products, over 22,000 cherry trees line the hillsides. It is from these trees that the famous Luxardo Maraschino Cherries are harvested and the Luxardo Cherry "Sangue Morlacco" Liqueur is made.
As in all products of quality, there is a deep history behind Luxardo Liqueurs. In the case of the Cherry Morlacco Liqueur, the product takes its name from the color of the blood spilled by the famed Morlacco Troops who fought against the Turkish invasion in the late 1700's.
Not only do Luxardo Maraschino Cherries enhance any cocktail, along with their cousin, the Luxardo Cherry "Sangue Morlacco" Liqueur, they provide you with a great story to tell.
Watch More Episodes of Luxardo's More Than Maraschino video series:
Episode 1 - Peruvian Wish Cocktail
Episode 2 - Windtalker Cocktail
Episode 3 - Sorrentino Cocktail
Episode 4 - Morlacco Julep
Episode 5 - Lady Whisper Cocktail
Episode 6 - Last Wish Cocktail
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Place the mint in a tumbler glass or julep cup and muddle briskly to release the oils.
Add Luxardo Cherry Liqueur and Spanish Brandy.
Fill glass or cup with crushed ice.
Stir well and serve with a float of Luxardo Amaretto.
Garnish with Luxardo Maraschino Cherries and a sprig of mint.