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What liqueur's name means "liqueur made from the juice of the marasca" in Italian?

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Answer: Maraschino

Maraschino liqueur is made from the juice of the marasca, which is a bitter, black cherry. The word marasca derives from the Latin amarus, sour.


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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