Maraschino, also known as Maraschèin, is a traditional liqueur that originates from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. It is made from the distillation of Marasca cherries, a variety of sour cherries that are native to this region. Maraschino has a rich history and is deeply rooted in the culinary traditions of Emilia-Romagna.

This delicious liqueur can be found in various towns and communes of Emilia-Romagna, including Zara, Castelfranco Emilia, and Torreglia. In these towns, you can find specialized stores and shops that offer a wide range of Maraschino products. Some notable places to find Maraschino include the Maraschino Museum in Zara and the Maraschino Shop in Castelfranco Emilia.

Maraschino can be enjoyed on its own as a digestif or used as an ingredient in cocktails and desserts. One popular recipe that incorporates Maraschino is the Maraschino Cherry Cake. This delightful dessert combines the flavors of Maraschino cherries with a moist and fluffy cake. Another recipe is the Maraschino Sour cocktail, which combines Maraschino liqueur with lemon juice and simple syrup for a refreshing and tangy drink.

Maraschino has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. Some specifications of Maraschino include the use of Marasca cherries, the distillation process, and the aging in wooden barrels.

– “Maraschino” – Emilia-Romagna Turismo (
– “Maraschino” – Prodotti Tipici (