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5 Places to Sip and Celebrate the Cherry Blossoms

The National Cherry Blossom Festival wraps up this weekend but there’s still some time to celebrate the pretty pink blooms. Toast to flower power with these seasonally inspired sips.

CHERRY KISSED 
The Cherry-Berry caipirinha at Marcel’s

1. The Tidal Basin
Served in a coupe glass, the heady mixture of cachaça, maraschino cherry liqueur, lemon juice and bitters is guaranteed to put a spring in your step. $10, Black Jack, 1612 14th St. NW, 202.986.5225

2. Le Printemps
Riffing on the Rose cocktail, this warm-weather aperitif stars dry vermouth complemented by sweet maraschino cherry liqueur, French plum brandy and a couple of dashes of aromatic orange blossom water. $15, Chez Billy Sud, 1039 31st St. NW, 202.965.2606

3. Sakura Smash
Muddled cherries are shaken together with Pimm’s No. 1, cranberry and lime juices, grenadine and lemon bitters, then topped off with a fizzy Champagne float. $12, Duke’s Grocery, 1513 17th St. NW, 202.733.5623

4. Off The Record Blossom
This gin-powered springtime sipper is tarted up with maraschino cherry liqueur. It gets a floral note from crème de violette liqueur and has a limoncello-marinated cherry on top. $16, Off the Record, 800 16th St. NW, 202.942.7599

5. Cherry-Berry Caipirinha
Cachaça forms the backbone of this eye-catching cocktail, which gets its rich red hue from zingy cherry-ginger syrup and tangy cherry-blackberry-basil shrub. $15, Marcel’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.296.1166