Cherry Blossom Martini
The sun is shining and we are making cocktails. Cherry Blossom Martinis. The trees are heavy with blossom boasting their colours and promise of bountiful fruit to come. I couldn’t help think that if the fruit from the cherry tree in my garden tastes so good then surely the blossom must equally taste good. So I came up with the idea to make a syrup and of course a cocktail.
First, we need to make a Cherry Blossom syrup to give our cocktail a delicate almond flavour. Syrups are easy to make and once made can flavour not only this cocktail but can be added to whipped cream for a delicious sponge filling or drizzled over ice cream and seasonal fruits.
Here’s my latest video of how to make that cocktail plus those all-important sea views.
Cocktails at the beach hut watching the sailing boats gentle sail by is a joy and am looking forward to sharing more with you here and on my YouTube channel but also mini movies on Instagram and Twitter over the coming weeks. These mini movies will be shorter, simpler recipes that are almost just putting together of ingredients rather than a recipe. Anyway, let me show you soon.
Embrace the season with this delicious and delicate almond flavoured syrup to pep up your Martinis.
Cherry Blossom Martini
20-30ml cherry blossom syrup
2 dashes grenadine
Place ice cubes to half way in a shaker, add the vodka, syrup and grenadine and shake vigorously.
Strain and pour into a martini or champagne saucer and garnish with cherry blossom. Drink straightaway.
The syrup can be used to flavour pancakes, ice cream and poured over breakfast yoghurt with season fruits.
I am so envious about the cherry tree in your garden!!! I wish I have a garden too. This drink looks delicious and is absolutely beautiful.
Thank you. It’s good to get to use the blossoms because the birds snaffle all the cherries before we get chance to pick them! Elinor x
This is my mummy’s kinda cocktail! These Cherry Blossom Martinis look delicious and we love the taste of almond x
Oh wow this looks incredible – what a pretty drink to serve at an event or dinner party 🙂
What a fabulous and intriguing idea. They look gorgeous in the photos. My cousin has a beach hut and they virtually live there
I can agree with your cousin. We too virtually live in ours!
You know what – I’ve never had a martini! In 37 years!! I think I need to change that, starting this weekend!!
Indeed most definitely. A word of warning though, they are super strong!
They look and sound amazing, I would love to try one
I never knew you could get cherry blossom syrup. I do love a good cocktail so bookmarking this!
This looks the perfect drink for a summers day. I think I will have to give it a go!
I could just drink this. Beautiful pictures 🙂 I need to try this one.
Ooh cocktails! Lucky you! I can imagine relaxing with a book on the beach sipping one now….
Oh how cute are those photos, they sound very nice too!
This cocktail looks delicious and would be perfect for a girl night in!
How scrumptious does this beautiful martinis look. A perfect refreshment for Spring and having friends and family over for a bbq.
What a fabulous idea, would love to give this a try! So pretty and delicate too! 🙂 x
It sounds great and looks so pretty too. I’ve not tried cherry blossom syrup before, but I’m adding it too the list now