Luxardo Maraschino is a globally popular liqueur that stands as a staple behind every great bar. The Marasca cherries are distilled and aged for 2 years in barrels from Finland, which do not impart any color. Then the distillate is diluted with water and sugar is added. The characteristic flavor and aroma reminiscent of almonds come from the crushed cherry pits, and a touch of honey is added to the recipe. It is an essential ingredient for signature cocktails such as the authentic Hemingway Daiquiri and Aviation.