Let’s welcome in the beautiful spring weather and Cherry Blossom trees with a delicious Cherry Blossom cocktail from Crave! Cherry blossoms will be blooming later in Spring this year as Washington, D.C. celebrates with its annual festivities around the city.

Tourists arrive from all points to view the springtime celebration in the Nation’s capital. Many restaurants will have created special tasting menus for the season filled with cherry fruits. Celebrate the season with these cocktail recipes. Spring has officially sprung and with that comes warm weather, sunny skies, and of course the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees!

EFFEN® Chocolate Covered Black Cherry

1 1⁄2 parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka

3⁄4 part DeKuyper® Crème de Cacao Dark

3⁄4 part Half and Half

1 teaspoon Bonne Maman® Cherry Preserves

1 dash Angostura Bitters

In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake with ice.

Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel and brandied


Cherry Macaroon Martini

1 part JDK & Sons™ Crave Chocolate

Cherry Liqueur

1 part Cruzan Coconut Rum

Soda Water

Shake all ingredients (except Soda

Water) with ice

Strain into a martini glass and top

with a splash of soda water

Garnish with Maraschino Cherry


Pucker® Crimson Pout

1 1⁄2 parts Pucker® Vodka Cherry Tease™

4 Fresh Cherries (pitted)

1 part Lemon Juice

1 part Simple Syrup

2 Basil Leaves (torn)

Add Fresh Cherries to cocktail shaker;


Add all remaining ingredients to the cocktail


Shake, double strain and pour into a

coupe glass.