If you haven’t made your way to Greenport in the last week, then first off, what are you doing? You’re totally missing the beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom! A walk through the streets and it’ll feel like it’s snowing delicate pink petals all around you. But there’s another booze-infused reason to head out there. Many of the restaurants and bars in Greenport are celebrating the blooming of the pink flowers with a special cocktail made just for the month long Cherry Blossom Festival.
First and South | The Boris and Natasha
Just like the blossoms, this drink is light pink, floral and citrus-y. It’s got Figenza vodka, flora liquor made with hibiscus and elderflower, fresh lemon, rose and a splash of soda.
The Frisky Oyster | The Cherry Blossom
This ruby red dream is made with Tito’s, Muscat wine, Luxardo cherry juice and lemon.
Demarchelier | Petal de Rose Margarita
Cazadores Tequila blanco is mixed with fresh lime and triple sec before being flower-fied with rose syrup and a garnish of a cherry blossom.
Green Hill Kitchen | Sakura Esplanade
GHK’s fancy looking cocktail is made from Roku gin, blossom infused vermouth, Kirschwasser, cherry blossom syrup and champagne.
American Beech | Rye Cherry Smash
Served in a copper mug looking almost too tropical to drink, the cherry blossom-inspired cocktail has Bulleit rye whiskey, dark cherries, sugar, mint, and sparkling water to add some bubbly.
Andy’s | Cherry Vodka Martini
Inside this frosty glass is cherry, watermelon lemonade and vodka.
Kate’s Cheese Co. | Sake Bloody Mary
This morning beverage is a full on meal, topped with shrimp and bacon topped with a halloumi slider.
Agave Grill and Cantina | Cherry Blossom Margarita
The Mexican restaurant went floral with this classic marg dressed with a maraschino cherry and a pink blossom.
Ellen’s on Front | Cherry Gin Fizz
The beautiful pink to purple ombre comes from a mixture of Empress gin, Luxardo cherries, lemon, agave and a splash of soda.
Noah’s | Cherry Blossom Fizz
Sparkling Pointe’s Brut wine, luxardo cherry liqueur, lemon juice and Woodford Whiskey make this pink drink with a garnish of a cherry and cherry blossom.
Lucharitos | Cherry Blossom Marg
Lucha’s takes their famous margarita mix and added some flowery flair to it with fresh lime, cherry juice and a hint of agave syrup, garnished with cherry and lime.
Little Creek Oyster | Springtime Spritz
This refresher is made with prosecco and pomegranate.
Keep an eye out for other special treats coming from Greenport businesses like a special tea from Special Tea House, cherry blossom inspired goods from Blue Duck Bakery, and a cherry blossom spring roll from Stirling Sake.