Sprits used in the Allen Cocktail

While “Luxardo” is often used meaning “Maraschino liqueur,” it’s the distinctive bottle pictured here that’s used in the Allen Cocktail (via dinnerseries@flickr)

This is a lovely, light cocktail. Of course we were drawn to it due to the name, gotta love anything with an “Allen” in it. But it has stayed in the Top 10 because it offers something more than your run-of-the-mill martini. You will find Maraschino Liqueur in several of the classic cocktails as it adds a flavor layer and mouth feel that is very appealing. Enjoy!