cherry blossom time in DC! Well, it should be but the weather has been too chilly for the tender blossoms so they're staying where they are for now and who would blame them. Still, blossoms or not - it didn't stop us on our quest to bring in the spring with a little drinkie and it ended in a little mix off.
Which one do you think wins this mix off?
Himself riffed on a drink called Paddington which he found on Mixologist app and it was next to perfect - grapefruit juice is a favorite of ours and the color was spot on.
1 1/2 oz Bacardi light rum
1/2 oz Lillet Blanc
1 splash of Ricard pastis
1/2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
Shake with ice and garnish with grapefruit twist.
I went down a more literal route and mixed a cherry-smash-saketini type of drink and it was equally good and let's face it more original than his!
3 frozen whole cherries
tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 oz Bombay London Dry Gin
3 oz Fu-ki sake
Muddle the cherries with the lemon juice and sugar, then add the gin and the chilled sake. We keep our gin in the freezer and the sake was chilled so no ice was needed for the mixing. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.
Here's to some cherry blossoms! Eventually.