The Brooklyn Botanic Garden just reported that the cherry blossoms are in full bloom now! There’s free admission today from 8am-6pm and you can find a map of the blooms here. After strolling around the garden, come home and try a cherry blossom cocktail. Even though cherry blossoms are not from the same trees that bear the fruit used to make cherry brandy, we think this drink, which marries sour and sweet flavors, captures the ephemeral beauty of these blossoms well.
1 1/2 oz brandy
1 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.