noun, often capitalized
mar·​a·​schi·​no | \ ˌma-rə-ˈskē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce maraschino (audio) , -ˈshē- How to pronounce maraschino (audio) , ˌmer-ə- \
plural maraschinos

Definition of maraschino

1 : a sweet liqueur distilled from the fermented juice of a bitter wild cherry
2 : a usually large cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino

Examples of maraschino in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Purple Rain made with Empress 1908 Gin, elderflower, maraschino, lemon and lavender syrup. Robin Soslow, Chron, 19 June 2022 Spread hot-dog cream smoothly across top layer, then garnish each stack with a maraschino cherry. Jonny Sun, The New Yorker, 15 June 2022 How to Make a Dirty Shirley According to Juli Hale, senior culinary specialist in the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen, the traditional Shirley Temple recipe includes lemon-lime soda or ginger ale, grenadine, and a maraschino cherry. Bryce Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 June 2022 Whiskey Sour Cherry Cobbler Inspired by a whiskey sour cocktail, which uses a maraschino cherry as its garnish, whiskey, lemon juice and cherry bitters combine to amplify the flavor of cherries in a simple, intoxicating cobbler. Ben Mimscooking Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2022 It's made up of all the staple ingredients of a classic Shirley Temple — sprite, grenadine and a signature maraschino cherry — but spiked with vodka. Antonia Debianchi,, 13 May 2022 The mouthfeel is almost viscous, with notes of blueberry jam, marzipan, maraschino cherry syrup and fudge coating your tongue. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 17 Dec. 2021 In the Cherry-Amaro Coffee Tonic, amaro is combined with maraschino cherry syrup, stirred with dry tonic and topped with cold brew. Rebekah Peppler, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2021 Just four basic ingredients are required—vermouth, bitters, whiskey (traditionally rye) and a maraschino cherry for garnish (preferably Luxardo instead of those bright-red, artificial ones). Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of maraschino

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for maraschino

Italian, from marasca bitter wild cherry, alteration of amarasca, from amaro bitter — more at amaretto

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“Maraschino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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