Luxardo Cherry "Sangue Morlacco" Liqueur

Fruit Liqueurs

Luxardo // Veneto, Italy

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Part of the Luxardo portfolio since 1821, Luxardo Cherry "Sangue Morlacco" is flavored with marasca cherry, a variety of sour cherries. Sangue Morlacco translates to “Morlacco blood,” referring to the liqueur’s deep red color and a group of people from the Dalmatian hinterland from the 17th and 18th centuries. The name was coined by Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio in 1919, after which the liqueur was renamed nearly a century after its creation.

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    Fruit(s) is the the dominant flavor for the liqueur. Often, but not always, the primary fruit flavor will be listed on the bottle. And sometimes the fruit will be listed in French. The base spirit is often neutral spirit, but other liquors such as brandy can be used. Sugar is added before bottling. ABV varies widely.
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"As soon as you pour this richly colored liqueur into a glass, its name proves entirely appropriate. Its aroma is slightly medicinal, but juicy cherries prevail. Its coats the mouth with creaminess and flavors of sour cherry pie. It needs nothing but a piece of salted dark chocolate to keep it company. "

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