Gourmet Veggie Mama

Black Rene

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.

Black Rene

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!

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Black Rene
Recipe type: cocktail
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Serves: 2
  • 3 oz brandy
  • 1½ oz light rum
  • 1 oz maraschino liqueur
  • juice of one Meyer lemon (about 3 oz)
  • lemon twists (for garnish)
  1. Combine brandy, rum, maraschino liqueur and lemon juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into two cocktail glasses.
  2. Garnish each glass with a lemon twist.


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2 Thoughts on “Black Rene

  1. I love maraschino liqueur and have found sound really lovely recipes for the original Aviator (gorgeous and very retro if you don’t disturb the the creme de violette in the bottom of the glass) http://www.alpenz.com/images/poftfolio/violettefacts.htm Also, The Lux is a delicious cocktail if you can find Averna (amaro): http://www.kindredcocktails.com/cocktail/the-lux

    • How funny that you mention this! We just recently got our hands on some Creme Yvette (like creme de violette, but with a vanilla note) and tried the Aviation. I’ll have a post on it soon. What a great idea about letting the liqueur be at the bottom of the glass — I bet that’s gorgeous!

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