It's DC cherry blossom season. After visiting the Tidal Basin and seeing the trees at peak bloom, I came up with this drink. I further built on the DC connection by using the cherry based aperitivo Cerasum from Don Ciccio & Figli as the base. I got this clipping as a garnish from a tree in my neighborhood.
For the drink:
-2 oz Cerasum
-1/2 oz dark rum (George Bowman)
-3/4 oz fresh lemon
-3/4 honey simple syrup
-1 bar spoon orange blossom water
Cherry blossom clipping
Nick and Nora
Combine all the drink ingredients in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake for 10 seconds and pour through a Hawthorne and fine mesh strainer. Garnish.