Are you tired of seeing the cherry blossoms? I’m not, but I promise this will be my last sakura recipe of the season. Cherry blossoms last for such a short duration that I feel like I have to devote all of my attention to this delicate and pretty flower. Until next year! 😉
The weather has suddenly shifted from winter to summer in a heartbeat! I can’t complain. Just means more time on the patio! 🙂 April is whizzing by and I can’t fathom that my eldest has been in school for a whole 7 months already.
Where did the time go? Soon it will be May, and June, and then summer holidays. I haven’t even decided if I am going to put him into a summer camp or anything… because by that time, I will have forgotten what it’s like to have 2 kids at home with me all day long… all SUMMER LONG!
Anyways, if you’re like me and gonna have kids around all summer, here’s a drink for you.
My take on a Sakura Lychee Fizz.
INGREDIENTS IN SAKURA LYCHEE FIZZ
- edible cherry blossoms
- fizzy water (you could add some lychee liqueur if you want)
HOW TO MAKE SAKURA LYCHEE FIZZ
Rinse the cherry blossoms, and soak for at least 30 minutes. Drain.
Combine honey and water in a small saucepan. Add the cherry blossoms to the liquid. Remove from heat and let steep.
Remove the cherry blossoms from the liquid.
Add lychee syrup (from the canned lychees) to a glass and combine with the cherry blossom honey liquid.
Top with ice and sparkling water (or lychee liqueur).
OTHER RECIPES YOU MAY LIKE
If you are into sakura cherry blossoms, you may enjoy:
Let me know if you try out this Sakura Lychee Fizz recipe! Tag me on Instagram @siftandsimmer or leave a comment below.
Sakura Lychee Fizz
- 4 sakura cherry blossoms rinsed and soaked
- ½ C water
- ¼ C honey
- ¼ C lychee syrup from a can
- ½ oz Soho lychee liqueur optional
- 1 C crushed ice
- 250 ml sparkling water/club soda chilled (eg. San Pellegrino, Perrier)
- Rinse the cherry blossoms under cold running water. Place the cherry blossoms into a bowl and soak for at least 30 minutes. Drain.
- Add ½ C water and ¼ C honey to a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and add the cherry blossoms. Remove from heat and let steep. Cool and remove the cherry blossoms.
- Open a can of lychees and remove ¼ C of syrup. Save the lychees for garnishing.
- Pour 4 T lychee syrup into a glass. Add in 4 T of cherry blossom honey liquid. (Add in the liqueur if using).
- Add in the crushed ice and top off with sparkling water. Garnish with lychee.
- Serve the Sakura Lychee Fizz immediately.