930617Spring is upon us and so are the fruity cocktails. There are few things that say “spring” more boldly than flowers–cherry blossoms to be specific. They’re among the first trees to bloom, and as their petals fall to the ground, they transform our world into a springtime wonderland. So, we thought it’d be fitting to try out a cherry blossom cocktail. Just embrace the fruitiness and go for it.

Cherry Blossom Collins
Recipe via: wtop

1.5 ounces wheat vodka
1/4 ounce pickled cherry blossom tea syrup
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/4 ounce grenadine
2 dashes of orange cream citrate
2 to 3 ounces sparkling mineral water

Shake all ingredients except the mineral water. Pour the shaken mixture in a glass over ice. Top with mineral water.

To make the pickled cherry blossom tea syrup: begin by making cherry blossom tea by dropping a couple of cherry blossoms into 10 ounces of hot water and steep for 30 minutes or to taste. Use the cherry blossom tea as the liquid for the simple syrup. To make simple syrup, boil equal parts of the liquid and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool.