Cherry Blossom-tini Cocktail Recipe

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Cherry Blossom-tini Cocktail Recipe

It is a cocktail created by mixologist Allen Katz for Gekkeikan Sake and it simply replaces the vodka in a Cosmo with sake. This cocktail has elements familiar to those in the Cointreau cocktail, such as triple sec and cranberry juice and lime juice, yet is a little different. Originally developed by New York City bartenders for spring and summer parties, this cocktail offers a light cranberry flavor that is perfect for brunch or any casual, yet elegant, occasion.

The cherry blossom-tini is a sweet and delicate cocktail that relates to the cosmopolitan. It is not true that all sakes are the same. It is almost as difficult as choosing vodka to choose the right sake.

There are different grades and methods of making sake. It is recommended to serve this cocktail in a chilled glass in order to keep it chilled for longer. For a quick chill, place a few ice cubes in the glass while shaking your drink, then discard them before straining.


If you’re going to change Cointreau with a different orange liqueur, make sure that it has the same quality as the premium triple sec. Generally, you should steer clear of brandy-based drinks such as Grand Marnier because they can be too heavy for this drink. To add a hint of lime, squeeze the juice from a lime wedge directly into the shaker.

Recipe Variation

  • In addition to red cranberry juice, you can also drink white cranberry juice. It’s less sweet and doesn’t have as much flavor as red. It would be good to include more lime juice as well.
  • This drink uses 1/2 ounce of lime juice, which can often be obtained from half a lime, and the extra citrus flavor really adds to it’s flavor. In the same way as with the cosmo, you can adjust the amount of cranberry juice to suit your taste.
  • The recommended pour produces a slightly dry cocktail, while adding an additional ounce will enhance it’s sweetness.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Cherry Blossom-tini Cocktail Recipe is 4 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Cherry Blossom-tini Cocktail Recipe is 106 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Cherry Blossom-tini Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • cocktail shaker


  • cocktail glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 1/4 oz sake
  • 3/4 oz orange liqueur.
  • 3/4 oz cranberry juice
  • 1/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters

Steps to Make It

  • Pour the sake, orange liqueur, cranberry juice and fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with cherry blossom. Serve and enjoy.

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