Cherry Blossom March Madness at Station Kitchen and Cocktails

by AJ Dronkers, Associate Publisher, EdibleDC Sakura Manhattan

Spring has arrived and soon everyone will be celebrating the iconic return of the Cherry Blossoms. The National Park Service  announced the peak will fall between March 18-23. Want to have your mood do some spring blossoming? Start with cherry blossom cocktails. Two versions are being served starting Thursday March 17 at Station Kitchen & Cocktails inside Embassy Row Hotel in Dupont Circle.

It's all part of a spring celebration and their own March Madness. Each night, Station Kitchen & Cocktails will be serve up a series of cocktails at their bar, sixteen to be exact. Each of the artisan cocktails is competing in "cocktail march madness" brackets. The cocktails that perform the best each night move-on. Make sure you swing by and cast your vote!

And now for some cherry blossom inspiration--here are two cocktail recipes for the season.

Sakura Manhattan

2oz Rittenhouse Rye .75 oz Carpano Antica .5 oz Dolin Dry 2 dash Cherry Bitters Stirred and serve up.

Yoshino Rickey

Yoshino Rickey

1.5oz Bluecoat Gin .75oz Lime .5oz Tart Cherry Juice .5oz Lemon Balm

Shaken and served tall over ice.