Ingredient: iceWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: Canadian whiskyWhat it is: Whiskey
Ingredient: maraschino cherryWhat it is: Fruit
The name maraschino refers to the marasca cherry and the maraschino liqueur made from it, in which maraschino cherries were originally preserved. They were, at first, produced for and consumed as a delicacy by royalty and the wealthy. While delicious and traditional maraschino cherries are available (e.g., Luxardo brand), most modern versions are preserved in a brine solution, dyed red and packed in sugar syrup.
A mixing-glass half-full fine ice, two dashes Peyschaud bitters, one-half jigger Italian vermouth, one-half jigger Walker Canadian whiskey. Mix, strain into cocktail-glass; add a maraschino cherry.