APRIL 9, 2019
The perfect cocktail for cherry blossom season
April means cherry blossom season in Washington, DC. Everywhere you look is a sea of pink and white blossoms moving in the wind. I wanted to make a drink to commemorate this occasion and eventually put together this Sakura cocktail. The gin and sake come together to make a one of a kind floral experience and the hibiscus syrup together with the egg white foam create a color separation that spans the spectrum of the blossoms in DC.
1 oz. Plymouth gin
1 ½ oz. Nigori sake
½ oz. Lemon juice
¾ oz. Hibiscus syrup
2 dashes orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in Boston shaker and shake dry. Add ice and shake again until well chilled. Strain into cocktail glass.