Fruity, tart, and slightly floral, this cocktail pairs well with warm weather.

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Recipe Summary

total:
5 mins
active:
5 mins
Servings:
1
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This cocktail is as pretty as the clusters of pink cherry blossoms that burst into bloom each spring in Washington, D.C. on the trees that were a gift of friendship from Japan in 1912. It tastes fruity and crisp, with floral hints from sake, a Japanese spirit made from fermented rice. It has a lovely balance of sweetness from grenadine (bottled syrup made from pomegranates) and tartness from cranberry juice and fresh lime.  

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Fill a cocktail shaker two-thirds full of ice. Add sake, cranberry juice, lime juice, grenadine, and bitters. Place lid on shaker; shake until well combined and chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with cranberries. Serve immediately.

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