So cherry blossom fever is in the air. What better way to celebrate the grandeur of spring than a nature-inspired, booze-laden beverage? Are you feeling me? After two of these cherry flavored cocktails my neighbor Cindy was not feeling much of anything. A third and she would’ve ended up in Mount Vernon with a tattoo of George Washington and an axe on her lumbar.
After our last “Name that Cocktail” post, the winner was…ROC with “Petal Pusher” and Jenn with “Breakfast” was a close runner-up. And what does ROC win? Well for now a hearty virtual handshake and pat on the back. So calling this a “Cherry Blossom” would be way too obvious. What do you think this cherry-liciousness should be called?
Here is how you mix it up:
- One ounce vodka
- One ounce St. Germain
- One ounce Tart Cherry Juice*
- One cap full Rose’s Lime Juice and/or a squeeze of fresh lime
- Two ounces “sparkling” water
Mix first four ingredients together. Pour over ice and add sparkling water. Stir, Auntie Mame says shaking bruises the vodka.
The beautiful glassware was provided by Colorstoryhome in Montclair (soon moving to a new and improved location…my lips are sealed) I have to say I love working with smart, fun retailers like Barbara. Talent and joy.
Hand-decorated Number Glasses, designed by Christopher Jagmin, $22 each
Hand-blown Flared Glass Lidded Canister, $48 each
Cherries and cherry blossoms from The Garden Shop in Upper Montclair
*Tart Cherry Juice from Whole Foods