Recipe By Rudy Torrijos III
Published Jun 19th
Prep 3m Cook - Additional - Ready In 3m
Servings 1 cocktail Calories 196.1

The most complex, oddly simple, and quite ridiculously good tasting cocktail.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ice cubes
  • 2 fluid ounces gin
  • ½ fluid ounce maraschino liqueur
  • ½ fluid ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 maraschino cherry

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Chill a cocktail martini glass in the freezer. Add ice to a shaker. Pour in gin, cherry liqueur, and lemon juice. Shake well for 1 minute (not kidding), then strain into the chilled glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 196.1
  • Carbohydrate 8.2 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 0.1 g
  • Sodium 1.8 mg
  • Sugar 5.3 g


  1. I had Maraska liqueur and was looking for ideas. This was great! I halved the recipe but put 2 cherries in my martini glass, then chilled it for an hour in the freezer (I don't own a shaker). Nice aperitif before dinner!
  2. This is sour/bitter. I couldn't find maraschino liqueur (was told that it is an "old time" thing) so I used maraschino brandy. I did a little research on both the liqueur & brandy and found they are quite similar because both are made using the cherry pits (which is where the bitterness comes from). I - Read more ...
  3. Great cocktail! I also took the recipe picture which is not quite right I admit--I used cherry liqueur (which is deep ruby) instead of maraschino liqueur (which is clear like grappa). A couple drops of liqueur de violet will give it the old pale sky-blue color. Also used slightly less lemon juice b/c I like - Read more ...

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