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Cherry Blossom Cocktail for Design*Sponge

June 3, 2016

Cherry Blossom Cocktail // craftandcocktails.co for Design*SpongeBack in the early days of  blogging, I was still in college working on my teaching degree. I would read a few blogs on fashion, home decor and fun lesson plans, but the first blog I religiously read was Design*Sponge. I have loved seeing it grow over the years into a multi-faceted site from home decorating to business advice to delicious recipes. Fast forward 10 years later, after a career change, I know have my own cocktail post gracing the site. Who would have thunk?! I am excited to say, The Cherry Blossom Cocktail will be the first of many as I join the Design*Sponge contributor team!

Cherry Blossom Cocktail // craftandcocktails.co for Design*SpongeCherry Blossom Cocktail // craftandcocktails.co for Design*SpongeCherry Blossom season is one of my favorites. It is a beautiful sign that spring has indeed arrived! Being admittedly edible flower obsessed these days, when I found out cherry blossoms are edible (organic ones of course) I knew I needed to use them in a cocktail! Rather then make a syrup, muddle them, etc. I used them as a garnish as to not cover up their beauty. To impart some floral notes to the drink to match the blooms adorning the glass, I infused some rose petals along with vanilla in some dry vermouth.

Cherry Blossom Cocktail // craftandcocktails.co for Design*SpongeCherry Blossom Cocktail // craftandcocktails.co for Design*SpongeThis is the perfect drink to sip on as spring fades to summer. Light floral notes brightened with citrus juice + cherry, balanced out with dry botanical gin. I think I will go ahead and make a round or two of these tonight, It is Friday after all! Get the recipe for the Cherry Blossom cocktail over here.

Cherry Blossom Cocktail // craftandcocktails.co for Design*Sponge

Original cocktail recipe, photography + styling by Craft + Cocktails for Design*Sponge

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