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sakura-chan cocktail


This sake-based cocktail by Warren Lindsay of Andaz Tokyo is inspired by beautiful cherry blossoms.


  • 1 3/4 ounces Hakkaisan sake
  • 1/2 ounce sakura liqueur
  • 1 dash lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce kirsch from a jar of Griotte cherries in kirsch
  • Garnish: sakura flower
  • Garnish: Griotte cherry


  1. Add the sake, sakura liqueur, and lemon juice into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a sake glass over a large ice cube.

  3. Float the kirsch from a jar of Griotte cherries over the top of the drink.

  4. Garnish with a sakura flower and a griotte cherry.