This time of year, when summer produce is behind us but we’re still not quite ready to give up on bright, fruit-accented cocktails, it’s time to break out the fruit liqueurs. And right now, we’re huge fans of Luxardo’s cherry liqueur known as Cherry "Sangue Morlacco.”
Suffice it to say that no one knows cherries quite like this Italian producer. Their Maraschino liqueur, made from the leaves, pits, stems and skins of sour marasca cherries, is a staple in classic cocktails the world over. Their maraschino cherries are the industry’s gold standard. And the Sangue Morlacco is just as impressive. Whereas maraschino has a pale hue, and a bitter edge alongside its sweetness, Sangue Morlacco is even more recognizable as pure cherry — deep red, with a great balance between sweet and tart. Give it a try in these three simple cocktails.