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.
- 50ml vodka
- 20-30ml cherry blossom syrup
- 2 dashes grenadine
- Ice cubes
- 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.