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Luxardo From Padova, Italy

Luxardo is Italy’s premier liqueur and original cherry producer, creating essential ingredients for modern and classic cocktails. Founded in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, the company is still family-owned and operated.

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Luxardo is Italy’s premier liqueur and original cherry producer, creating essential ingredients for modern and classic cocktails. Founded in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, the company is still family-owned and operated.

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The Beginning of Maraschino

Luxardo is a family-owned company founded in Zara, a port city on the Dalmatian coast of what is now Croatia. Girolamo Luxardo, a Genovese businessman, and his wife, Maria Canevari, moved to Zara in 1817. It was Maria who began perfecting “rosolio maraschino,” a liqueur produced in Dalmatian convents since medieval times from special maraschino cherries. Canevari’s liqueur was of such high quality that it gained the attention of connoisseurs, and her husband founded the Luxardo Distillery in 1821 to produce her original Maraschino. Not long afterwards, the Emperor of Austria awarded the Luxardo liqueur the highest honor “Privilegiata Fabbrica Maraschino Excelsior.” The distillery remained under the family’s control and prospered by exporting the liqueur to aficionados around the world. The Maraschino liqueur became an essential cocktail ingredient internationally, and is found in classics such as the Last Word, Martinez and Hemingway cocktails of the late 19th and early 20th century. The distillery also expanded to create other fruit-based and herbal liqueurs such as Bitter, Limoncello and Amaro Abano.

Relocation to Italy

In 1913, Michelangelo Luxardo built the most modern and massive distillery in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This building survived World War I; but was ultimately destroyed in World War II by Anglo-American bombings. Only one member of the fourth generation, Giorgio Luxardo, survived the World War II invasion and fled to Italy. Escaping with only a cherry sapling, Giorgio crossed the Adriatic Sea to the Veneto region of northeast Italy and reconnected with a colleague who had saved the Luxardo recipe book. Armed with the surviving tools and a desire to reestablish his family’s legacy, Giorgio chose the small Veneto city of Torreglia to rebuild the distillery in 1946. At this new home, Luxardo restored its extensive product line of Italian liqueurs and continued to export the products to markets around the world. Luxardo continues to produce Maraschino to Maria Canevari’s original recipe, as it was written down in 1821. Today, Luxardo is operated by Franco Luxardo of the family’s fifth generation, along with members of the sixth and seventh generations.

Luxardo

seventh generation family-owned

Established in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo and still entirely owned by the same founding family, Luxardo is one of the oldest European firms producing liqueurs and spirits. Transferred from Zara to Torreglia (Padova) in 1947 due to the consequences of the Second World War, Luxardo is a place where centuries old traditions meet cutting edge production methods. Today, three generations work together to continue Girolamo's legacy.

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88 Points

Luxardo Bitter Bianco

Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2020

Silver

Luxardo Sour Cherry Gin

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020

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It’s Day one of #TwelveDaysofLuxardo, where we’ll be getting into the holiday spirit with some big-time giveaways! If you want to get in on the action, simply make sure you’re following us at @luxardousa, then like our posts (more ❤️, more chances to win!), tag a friend, and tune in back here THIS Friday to see if you’ve won!

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It’s back — the #TwelveDaysOfLuxardo starts this Wednesday! Bigger and better prizes than before, be sure to tell a friend. ...

Relying on equal parts gin, Luxardo Maraschino Originale, green Chartreuse, and fresh lime juice, the delicious simplicity of the Last Word has helped it go from being secretly served in speakeasies to becoming a mainstay on any respectable craft cocktail menu over a century later.

Visit our 200th Anniversary website (#LinkInBio) today for the full recipe!
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This year, bring a CAN-do attitude to the #Thanksgiving table 😉 ...

✨🍨 GIVEAWAY 🍨✨

We’re thrilled to be partnering with our friends at @braverobot to bring you an animal-free Toasted Amaretto Milkshake — and an even nuttier giveaway!

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
1️⃣ Like our post ❤️
2️⃣ Follow @braverobot and @luxardousa 👣
3️⃣ Tag four friends you’d like to share a milkshake with! 👯‍♀️👯

Followers must be in the United States and 21+ to enter. Winners will be announced next Tuesday, and will receive a prize pack of six #BraveRobot flavors — plus three jars of #Luxardo Maraschino Cherries, right at the top of the #holidayseason!

In the meantime, check out our recipe for the Toasted Amaretto Milkshake below ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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When spicy rye whiskey meets the smooth, sweetly sharp flavors of Luxardo Maraschino Originale, what first looks like a simple riff on a Manhattan hops on the L Train and heads straight for Brooklyn instead. And when you top it all off with the sweet, amaretto-forward notes of our Maraschino Cherries, you get a cocktail that’s worthy of every single borough’s respect.

Visit our 200th Anniversary website (#LinkInBio) today for the full recipe!
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