Saturday, February 27, 2016

Savor a Snow Blossom Cocktail in Honor of DC’s Famed National Cherry Blossom Festival

Elli Benchimol's "Snow Blossom"

From our friends at Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown...

Elli BenchimolHead Bartender at the Rye Bar at Capella D.C. has created a "Snow Blossom" cocktail to herald the blossoming of the stunning cherry blossom trees in the capital city and at the same time delivering a nod to blooming U.S.-Japan relations. Known for her inventive takes on craft cocktails and incorporation of seasonal ingredients, the "Snow Blossom" cocktail is a welcome beverage for the arrival of Spring - the recipe as follows so that you can bring a dash of color and cherry blossom into your life:

The "Snow Blossom" cocktail is a frothy sour, of Japanese plum gin, cherry heering, peychauds bitters, lemon and egg whites.

• 2 oz. Japanese Plum gin
• 1 oz. cherry heering
• 1 oz. lemon
• 1 egg white
• Peychauds bitters

• Shake vigorously for 30-45 seconds with ice
• Double strain into glass, use any blossom stencil desired
• Spray with peychauds bitters, garnish with luxardo cherries