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Cherry Blossom Cocktail

Cherry Blossom Cocktail

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If you really wanted to torture Nathan and I, you would take us to the Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom festival on a Saturday afternoon. We shudder at the thought of the crowds packed into the tidal basin taking pictures, pedal boating or picnicking with the hordes. We’re perfectly happy celebrating the cherry blossoms in our own way which includes gazing lovingly at the two cherry blossom trees in our neighborhood while enjoying this cocktail. This Cherry Blossom cocktail embodies all the flavors of the season while giving a nod to Japan, the giver of the trees. Unlike the Starbucks Cherry Blossom Frappuccino, our drink does include actual cherry flavors along with Sake (Japanese rice wine), homemade grenadine, lime juice and triple sec. If you’re like us and couldn’t be paid to visit the Cherry Blossom you should celebrate the better way by creating this tasty cocktail!

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Cherry Blossom Cocktail:

Inspired by this recipe

Ingredients:
2 oz. Sake
1½ oz. Cherry Liqueur
½ oz. Triple Sec
½ oz. Lime Juice
½ oz. Grenadine (Recipe Follows)
2 Dashes Bitters
Cherries (Fresh or Jarred), to garnish

Directions:

1. Add all ingredients except cherries to your shaker with ice.
2. Shake.
3. Pour and strain.
4. Garnish with cherries.

Grenadine:

Makes 1 cup

Ingredients

1/4 cup sugar
1 cup 100% unsweetened pomegranate juice
1/2 lemon (optional)

Directions

1. Combine the sugar and juice in a sauce pan or skillet. Place over medium heat on the stovetop. Stir to help the sugar dissolve.

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