Cherry Blossom Cocktail Recipe

Cherry Blossom Nutrition Facts






Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

August 9, 2023


The Cherry Blossom cocktail is a delightful and refreshing drink that originated in Japan. It is named after the beautiful cherry blossoms that bloom during springtime in Japan, symbolizing the beauty and fragility of life. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy fruity and floral flavors, and it is often served during celebrations and special occasions.

  • The Cherry Blossom cocktail was created in the 1980s in Japan
  • It gained popularity in the United States in the early 2000s
  • The cocktail is often enjoyed during cherry blossom festivals and other springtime celebrations

How Cherry Blossom Tastes?

The Cherry Blossom cocktail has a delicate, fruity, and floral taste. It is slightly sweet, with a hint of tartness from the cherry and citrus flavors. The floral notes from the elderflower liqueur add a touch of sophistication, while the gin provides a subtle, refreshing kick.

Interesting facts about Cherry Blossom

  • The Cherry Blossom cocktail is named after the cherry blossoms that bloom in Japan during springtime
  • The cocktail is often enjoyed during cherry blossom festivals and other springtime celebrations
  • The combination of cherry, citrus, and elderflower flavors creates a unique and refreshing taste


A few good options for Cherry Blossom are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Recipe. How to make Cherry Blossom Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Add the gin, cherry liqueur, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup
  3. Shake well until chilled
  4. Strain into a glass filled with ice
  5. Top with club soda
  6. Garnish with a cherry and a lemon twist

Pro Tips

  • Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to ensure all ingredients are well mixed
  • Use fresh lemon juice for a more vibrant flavor
  • Chill the glass before pouring the cocktail to keep it cool for longer

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What you could change in Cherry Blossom

  • Gin: Can be replaced with vodka for a smoother taste
  • Cherry Liqueur: If not available, can be substituted with raspberry liqueur
  • Elderflower Liqueur: Can be replaced with St. Germain

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Frequently Asked Questions on Cherry Blossom

Can I add other types of fruit for garnish?

Yes, other fruits like orange or lime can be used as garnish, although traditionally a cherry and lemon twist is used.

What other drinks can I make with Cherry Liqueur?

Cherry Liqueur can be used in a variety of cocktails, such as Sangria, a Black Forest Martini, or a Cherry Bomb.

Is there a specific type of gin I should use?

You can use any type of gin that you prefer, however, using a high-quality gin will improve the overall taste of the cocktail.

What is the ideal serving temperature for this cocktail?

This cocktail is best served chilled, at a temperature of about 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can this recipe be made in a pitcher for serving at parties?

Yes, you can multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you need and prepare it in a pitcher.

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Extra information to help you make Cherry Blossom

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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