Maraschino Liqueur

The Maraschino liqueur is an authentic liqueur of Zadar, widely acknowledged around the world. Its distinguishing feature is a specific bittersweet flavour and pleasant aroma. The recipe for the authentic Zadar liqueur was created and written down at the beginning of the 16th century in the Dominican monastery in Zadar. Its admirers included Napoléon Bonaparte, French kings Louis XVIII, Charles X and Louis Philippe, Russian Emperor Nicholas I, Queen Victoria, King George V, Casanova, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Baudelaire, Honoré de Balzac ..


The Croatian National Tourist Board included the traditional wicker-covered Maraschino bottle on the list of authentic Croatian souvenirs in 1999, and it is also part of the Holy See protocol.