This pretty cherry blossom cocktail is made with Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur and Gin Lane Victoria Pink Gin 1751. Lightly sweet, citrusy and with a hint of cherry, it’s a perfect cocktail for Easter, Mother’s Day, a feminine bridal shower or celebration of cherry blossom season!
Maraschino Liqueur is a delightful, sweet cherry-flavored liqueur that’s clear, not red, and made from Marasca cherries. It doesn’t have that synthetic “cherry” flavor like cough syrup. It has a sweet, almond, cherry essence that’s wonderful for adding a little subtle excitement to sweeter cocktails.
Although Luxardo Maraschino liqueur is made from Marasca cherries, it actually tastes quite different from “cherry liqueur” or cherry brandy. Cherry brandy, Heering, has more of a cherry jam or candy flavor and is red in color. The biggest difference is the subtly.
Maraschino liqueur tastes a bit more refined and subtile, making it perfect for a cocktail that you’d like to sweeten with just a little bit of cherry essence.
This feminine cocktail is also made with a lovely pink gin. Gin Lane 1750 adds whimsy to any gin cocktail, and doesn’t taste much different than standard gin. It’s gently spiced with a bitters that gives it that lovely pink color.
I usually like to use pink gin in French Gimlets to make them extra feminine, or simply drink it straight with a twist of lemon as a martini.
To Make the Pretty Cocktail Garnish:
Use a Luxardo maraschino cherry (because they’re simply the most delicious maraschino cherries of all) and use a cocktail pin to poke a hole through the center. Removed the pin, and place the stems of a few cherry blossoms in the hole.
Simply re-pierce the cherry between the flowers and voila! A perfectly precious cherry blossom cocktail garnish!
The Pink Cherry Blossom Maraschino Liqueur Cocktail
- cocktail shaker
- 2 oz. Gin Lane 1751
- 1 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
- ½ oz. fresh lime juice
- rose water - just a spritz
- 1 Luxardo Maraschino cherry - for garnish
- Into a cocktail shaker, pour 2 oz. Gin Lane 1751, 1 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur and ½ oz. fresh lime juice. Add ice and shake vigorously. Pour into frosted glass. Garnish with a Luxardo maraschino cherry and serve.