Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin
Girolamo Luxardo moved to what is today known as Zadar, Croatia in 1817 as a consular representative of Sardinia. It was his wife that became enamored with the local Dalmatian liqueur, the Rosolio Maraschino. In 1821 Girolamo opened a distillery and soon after received a certificate from the emperor of Austria that acknowledged its exceptional quality. Their liqueurs became known far and wide along with their growing and impressive range which included the Original Maraschino Cherries, Limoncello, and a cherry liqueur. By 1913 the company had grown considerably, opening a new state-of-the-art distillery. The operation along with the Luxardo bloodline barely made it through the Second World War, but a new distillery with its very own cherry orchards thrives today in Torreglia, the Veneto region of Northeast Italy. It employs traditional copper-pot stills while constantly upgrading and investing to stay at the forefront of the industry. The company remains family-owned and is ran by the fifth, sixth, and seventh generations of the Luxardo family. Their flagship Maraschino liqueur and a range of award-winning products are a cocktail staple, along with cherries, syrups, wines, brandies, and many others. The Premium Italian Sour Cherry Gin is a London dry style gin with an infusion of the fruit that is at the core of Luxardo the marasca cherries. The fruitiness of the tart cherry juice goes incredibly well with the juniper-forward gin, and a dash of spice rounds it all up. A total of 9 botanicals are used in the recipe, including iris, licorice, cinnamon, cinchona, and bitter orange. These are left in an alcoholic infusion for one day, before being distilled and infused with the cherry juice and sweetened lightly.
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