Until the last few years, if I saw anything labeled maraschino cherries, then I'd be ready for bright red, syrupy cherries. Yuck, I only liked these as a kid. My life changed for the better when I was introduced to Luxardo maraschino liqueur. No sugary nonsense here. It's not even in the same universe. First, there are several maraschino liqueur options. However, most are attempted replications of the gold standard, Luxardo. It been produced by the same family since 1817. Mr.