What liqueur's name means "liqueur
made from the juice of the marasca" in Italian?
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Maraschino liqueur is made from the juice
of the marasca, which is a bitter, black
cherry. The word
marasca derives from the Latin
This is odd because I always think of maraschino cherries as being very sweet - and they are!
Bernice Davidson, Vancouver
Hmmm...I guessed it but "maraschinio cherries" are not the same thing. I grew up in the fruit sheds and participated in the making of said cherries; I won't ruin them for y'all by telling you how they are made but they are not made from the marasca cherry.;-)
Pink Wasous, Sequim, WA
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