Spring is here and as New York prepares for Sakura Hanami, the annual springtime celebration of cherry blossom season, Izakaya-style restaurant Zuma is bringing the experience to diners!
For the remainder of April and through May, the Manhattan restaurant’s upstairs lounge will undergo a breathtaking transformation, with over 1,000 cherry blossoms cascading from the ceiling and wrapped around the bar area.
The installation is complemented by a special menu of Hanami-inspired cocktails celebrating cherry blossom season with spring flavors and floral touches! We hope you can make it to Manhattan and visit Zuma, but if not, you can still enjoy one of its limited-time-only, seasonal, cocktails, the Sakura Sour.
You only have until the end of May! Don’t miss out on this beautiful seasonal installation.
Recipe and image courtesy of Zuma.
- 50 ml Ume Shu plum wine
- 20 ml Nikka coffee grain whiskey
- 15 ml peach liquor
- 15 ml almond syrup
- 20 ml Yuzu lemon blend
- 15 ml egg whites
- 1 Add all ingredients in to a shaker tin without ice, and shake well. Open the shaker and add large ice cubes and shake well once more. This will create a nice foam.
- 2 Double strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube, and garnish with a Sakura Blossom flower.