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
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But that recipe is for a drink that contains a maraschino cherry, sweet vermouth and sweetened gin.
Other variations on the classic Manhattan: A Dry Manhattan is made with dry vermouth instead of sweet vermouth, usually also replacing the maraschino cherry with a twist to reduce the cocktail's sweetness.
Stir in 1/4 cup Luxardo maraschino liqueur and 1 dried bay leaf.
Pineapple upside-down cakes made their debut in the 1920s and were a fad in the 1950s, when the maraschino cherries were added.
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MARASCHINO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of maraschino for English Language Learners
: a kind of sweet cherry that is used in desserts or alcoholic drinks
: a sweet alcoholic drink made from cherry juice
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