Our latest obsession around here is Luxardo cherries. Have you tried these?!? Now, I’ll admit that when I first found out my husband spent over $20 for a jar of maraschino cherries, I may have not been overly enthusiastic. He has this terrible habit of going to the grocery store, paying no attention at all to prices or sales, and just throwing whatever looks shiny/new/interesting into the cart. For this reason, I rarely ask him to swing by the grocery store to pick anything up. He’s dangerous. But back to the cherries. The cherries are amazing and add such a luxuriousness to our cocktail creations. They’re particularly fantastic in Aviations and in this cocktail, which I’m calling the Luxardo 75.
The Luxardo 75
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. Luxardo cherry juice
1 oz. lemon juice
1. 5 oz gin
4 oz. champagne
2 Luxardo maraschino cherries for garnish
In a shaker, combine simple syrup, Luxardo cherry juice, lemon juice, gin and ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into coupe or champagne flute and top with champagne. Cheers!