2 oz Gin, Hendrick's
1 oz Maraschino Liqueur, Stock

Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass


Nice pink color. Fred Yarm on Cocktail Virgin suggests that Luxardo is more vibrant than Stock. Using a bit less lemon and liqueur when substituting might be appropriate.

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Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
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Eastern Standard, Boston, MA
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Sweet-tart flavored. We used Luxardo and Bulldog Gin. Stirred, not shaken (sorry, Mr. Bond!). A nice drink with a pretty pinkish-red hue. It definitely looks like the cherry blossoms that will pop out soon here in the Washington, DC, area.

Dan commented on 3/01/2012:

I found my source reference and added it. You can read the comparison between Luxardo and Stock. I've never tried Stock, so I can't comment, but using a bit less of both Lemon and Luxardo might be a good idea. I did raise an eyebrow at a full ounce of Maraschino! I plan to try this myself soon. With that much lemon, I think it might be best shaken.

A nice looking sour with the machino flavour. Used slightly less Luxardo and slightly less lemon juice, but still could have gone less still, or added syrup.