Monday, May 1, 2017

Cherry Blossom Cocktail


I've always been completely obsessed with cherry blossoms and eagerly wait for them every year. They bloom for such a short period of time and I check the city parks regularly to make sure I don't miss them. For the record, I get like this in the fall, too, when I'm planning a road trip to see the leaves turn and monitor the foliage report like a stalker. Anyone else?

Apart from my possible need for some sort of botanical therapy, I felt it was only right to celebrate my beloved spring blooms with a refreshing spring cocktail.

I hadn't broken out the gin in a while since I tend to favor bourbon and vodka drinks in the cold weather. But when I took out the bottle and inhaled the juniper scent, I was reminded of how much I really do like gin.

It's not quite cherry season yet but a touch of my favorite cherry preserves and some extraordinary cherry liqueur totally did the trick. This drink is worthy of it's namesake, for sure. Cheers!

Cherry Blossom Cocktail

by Hungry Couple
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Ingredients (1 Serving)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Gin
  • 1 oz. Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. Cherry liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Cherry preserves
Add the gin, lemon juice, cherry liqueur and cherry preserves to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake well. Pour into a cocktail glass filled with crushed ice.

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1 comment:

  1. The cherry preserves are an interesting and unexpected addition. I'd love to try this,I haven't had gin in ages.


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