Maraschino liqueur, hard as it was to find, is fast becoming one of my favorite cocktail ingredients. When I saw this recipe for the pre-Prohibition Era cocktail the Black Rene over at Cocktail
Virgin Slut, I was immediately on board.
I like that it mixes a traditional winter-y spirit (brandy) with a summery one (rum) — how very appropriate for spring. And of course I couldn’t resist the Meyer lemons. Cheers!
- 3 oz brandy
- 1½ oz light rum
- 1 oz maraschino liqueur
- juice of one Meyer lemon (about 3 oz)
- lemon twists (for garnish)
- Combine brandy, rum, maraschino liqueur and lemon juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into two cocktail glasses.
- Garnish each glass with a lemon twist.