Monday, April 6, 2009

Cherry Blossoms 2009

For a few short weeks each spring, Washingtonians are blessed with pink fluffy clouds that fill the air, and not so blessed with the hoards of tourists that make the pilgrimage to see them. Lasting just a few short weeks, a sort of craze sets over the town, and even locals are susceptible to it.

They really are truly amazing to see them up close and in mass. Just one more way that mother nature continues to amaze and inspire us.

Anything that induces this much hysteria, deserves a cocktail named after it, and anyone who ventures down to the Tidal Basin on the weekend during the Cherry Blossom Fesitval deserves 2 cocktails!

The Cherry Blossom-tini
  • 1 part cherry brandy
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1/2 part grenadine
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • Cherry and assorted berries for garnish


  1. Washington in spring is glorious, and a couple of these would make it even better. But what about these bicycle taxis-they were everywhere when I went to see the cherry blossoms-a little third world or what?

  2. I want to try those cocktails.