Archive of ‘Maraschino liqueur’ category

Comfort Sour, Southern Comfort cocktail

Southern Comfort, its name tells it all. This American liqueur, made with whiskey flavored spirits, fruit extracts, and spice, was originally created by New Orleans bartender Martin Wilkes Heron in the 1870s. The makers now offer Southern Comfort in a range of enhanced flavors and pre-mixes. This recipe calls for the original. Comfort Sour 2 […]


Texas Two Lane, bourbon cocktail

Do not confuse this drink with the previously posted Texas Two Step. This cocktail name refers to the way some Lone Star state drivers drive. Here’s how it works: The sudden break to exit must be made while traveling at no less than 60 m.p.h., at least 2 lanes to the left, and no more […]


Melon, gin cocktail

So, where’e the melon? In the name only. There’s no Midori Melon Liqueur. The idea was to create a melon-like flavor using the maraschino and lemon. The cherry garnish seems an odd note. Maybe the question is not about the lack of melon, but why is there a cherry in my drink? Melon 2 ounces […]


Casablanca, rum cocktail

Forget the movie. The featured drink in that classic film — aside from Bogart swilling bourbon — was the Champagne Cocktail. This rum-based recipe gets its name from the white painted homes of Caribbean plantation owners. The lime juice cuts through what might appear to be a recipe on the sweet side. Casablanca 2 ounces […]


Gin Mill, gin cocktail

We’ve dispatched our international representative to London this week to sample a few gin-based cocktails. A Basil Smash or Red Snapper, which we found on the Gin Foundry site. We’ll also send along this recipe and a bottle of Waterloo Antique, the barrel-aged gin from Treaty Oak Distilling in Austin, Texas. Gin Mill 2 ounces […]


Cherry Crusta, bourbon cocktail

Beautiful black-red cherries and bourbon seem an appropriate match. Add some maraschino liqueur, a touch of orange juice and it’s done. The signature of a crusta is a sugared rim and a long peel of citrus hanging in and out of the glass. Cherry Crusta 2 ounces bourbon 1/2 ounce orange juice 1/2 ounce maraschino […]


The Shannon, Irish whiskey cocktail

Our peripatetic friend, whose name we have stamped on this drink, has Irish roots. That took care of finding a base spirit. As she often travels long distances by air this was designed as her jet lag antidote. The Shannon 1 1/2 ounces Irish whiskey 3 ripe strawberries 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur 1/4 ounce simple […]


NSA, secret cocktail

We can’t reveal anything about this Martini Monday cocktail, but we are listening to what you have to say. Actually, we’re hoping it becomes a popular drink at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. (Psst, is that Edward Snowden? What’s he drinking?) NSA 1 ounce vodka 1 ounce brandy 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur or almond syrup Pour the […]


London Town, maraschino cocktail

While this is a popular cocktail in (dare we say) gin-sodden London, we’ve chosen Texas-made Moody June gin from Bone Spirits for this classic. The limited ingredients, method of making the drink, and its light color qualify it for our Martini Monday. London Town 1 1/2 ounces gin 1/2 maraschino liqueur 2 dashes orange bitters […]


Oklahoma, maraschino cocktail

Maraschino liqueur provides a tincture of cherry fruit and almond-like flavor in cocktails. This drinks’s name refers to a variation of gin rummy, not to the state. It is a gin drinkers’ cocktail and goes well while playing the cards. Oklahoma 1 1/2 ounces dry gin 1 ounce grape juice, unsweetened 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur […]