one ingredient that shows up a lot in old cocktail books is maraschino, and Italian cherry-based liqueur. Not sweet, not even red, it has a bitter quality that nicely balances some of the sweeter ingredients rum embraces. A bottle will last a long time, and its contributions to your drink making will be considerable.Source unknown
1in a glass, mix the juice, rum, sugar, Curaçao, and maraschino. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
2Fill the glass about three quarters full with ice and stir to chill. Add a splash of soda, don't drown the drink, squeeze the lime into the glass and discard, garnish with a cherry, and serve at once. Makes one cocktail