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- 1.5 oz Vesica Vodka
- 0.25 oz Lillet Blanc
- 5 drops Maraska Maraschino Liqueur
- 5 drops Midori
- 5 drops Hiram Walker Peach Brandy
One of the most popular spring festivals held in Japan is Sakura, the celebration of the cherry trees in blossom. I planted a cherry tree in my front yard many years ago, and it always comes into bloom around the end of April. I was beginning to worry that they wouldn't arrive by the contest deadline for my photograph, but lo and behold, they arrived today (April 29).
I wanted to make a smaller, more delicate cocktail with the flavor profile of sake. As well, I wanted to recognize the national symbol of Japan by using a Luxardo Maraschino cherry as a garnish. If you look down into the glass, you'll see a red circle surrounded by the white condensation on the outside of the glass.
- I used an eye dropper to get the precise amounts called for in this drink.