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

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Drinks: Detox with a glass of kale, wheatgrass and apple juice ($8) or opt for a cocktail like the Hemingway daiquiri made with rum, maraschino, grapefruit and lime ($13). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "15 new Chicago brunches for fall," 5 Oct. 2017 The cherries, which traditionally embellish ice-cream sundaes and cocktails, were not steeped in maraschino, the Italian wild-cherry liqueur. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Maraschino Mogul’s Secret Life," 17 Apr. 2018 The flavor combines maraschino cherry halves and vanilla ice cream according to the tweet. Tulsi Kamath, Houston Chronicle, "Blue Bell brings back popular flavor," 26 Feb. 2018 Head over to Georgetown's Baked and Wired for a vanilla cupcake packed with maraschino cherries and topped with maraschino cherry frosting. Lyndsey Matthews, Country Living, "How To See Washington DC's Cherry Blossoms," 5 Mar. 2018 Makes 1 drink 1-1/2 ounces Dolin dry vermouth 1/2 ounce Cocchi Rosso Vermouth di Torino or other powerful sweet vermouth 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur 2 dashes aromatic bitters Lemon peel, for garnish Chill an Old Fashioned glass. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Low-alcohol, no-alcohol cocktails trending in KC | The Kansas City Star," 9 Jan. 2018 To make the cocktail, pour two shots of gin, one shot of vermouth, a half shot of maraschino, and a couple dashes of bitters into a cocktail glass filled with ice. Paula Forbes, GQ, "The Martinez Is the Cocktail You Need to Be Drinking This Weekend," 21 Oct. 2017 Laird says using a gourmet maraschino cherry makes a big difference in your Old Fashioned. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Learn how to make a perfect bourbon old fashioned," 22 Sep. 2017 Add a bit more ice and garnish with an orange peel and a maraschino cherry. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Learn how to make a perfect bourbon old fashioned," 22 Sep. 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of maraschino

: 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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