Add Maraschino Liqueur to Your Daiquiri

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Somehow, some way, it is still winter, and honestly? I’m not thrilled! Sure, there are signs that spring is coming—like crocuses peeking up through the ground—but crocuses can only do so much. To supplement the cheerful flowers, I have been drinking tropical things.


Daiquiris are a fave, but my most favorite is a daiquiri made with Plantation pineapple rum. Recently, instead of adding the usual simple syrup, I got a wild hair and poured the very last ounce of my Luxardo maraschino liqueur into the shaker, which added a nice almond-scented, cherry-adjacent flavor. It’s very fruity, very cheerful, and very good. To make it, you will need:

  • 2 ounces Plantation pineapple rum
  • 1 ounce Luxardo maraschino liqueur
  • 1 ounce lime juice

Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake until it becomes entirely too cold to hold in your hand. You want this quite diluted and frothy, so shake hard for a little longer than you think you need to. Strain into a coupe glass, garnish with a lime wheel, and consume while staring hard at some crocuses. Crocuses always help.


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