This Sakura Lychee Fizz is a sparkling and lightly floral drink, sweetened with real cherry blossom syrup.
This first appeared on Sift & Simmer in April 2018. Updated April 2022.
Every year, I look forward to the Cherry Blossom trees that bloom, signaling the arrival of spring in Vancouver.
In celebration of this wonderful time of year, I like to draw inspiration from the cherry blossom's hues of pinks and whites.
What is cherry blossom?
Cherry blossoms are pink and white flowers from ornamental cherry trees, also known as sakura or Japanese cherry.
They are the national flower of Japan.
Are cherry blossoms edible?
Yes, they are.
Why you'll love this recipe
This drink is really simple to whip up.
It's effortlessly pretty, which makes it great for birthdays or special occasions.
Add the cherry blossom and lychee syrups to your taste -- if you like it sweeter, add a little more, if not, reduce the amount.
Ingredients you'll need
- sakura cherry blossom syrup: I made my own, but you can use a commercial one if you like
- lychee syrup: you can also use canned lychee in syrup (save the lychees for garnishing)
- carbonated/sparkling water: or club soda
If you want to make it a cocktail, add a shot of Soho lychee liqueur to enhance that lychee flavour.
How to make the drink
Add ice cubes to a glass.
Pour in the cherry blossom syrup.
Add in lychee syrup.
If adding liqueur, add a shot of Soho lychee liqueur.
Top off with sparkling water and garnish with lychee and additional cherry blossom.
Other recipes you may like
You may also like these recipes:
Sakura Cherry Blossom Panna Cotta Jelly
Cherry Blossom Matcha Doughnuts
Let me know if you try out this recipe -- be sure to tag me on Instagram @siftandsimmer or leave me a comment/rating below!
Sakura Lychee Fizz
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- 2 tablespoon cherry blossom syrup or to taste
- 1 tablespoon lychee syrup (or canned lychee syrup) or to taste
- ½ oz Soho lychee liqueur optional
- carbonated/sparkling water chilled
- Add ice cubes to a glass.
- Pour in the cherry blossom syrup and lychee syrup.
- If using lychee liqueur, add it in.
- Top with carbonated/sparkling water and garnish with lychee and additional cherry blossom.
- Serve immediately.
The nutritional information provided should be considered as approximate and is not guaranteed. Please use your best judgment to ensure food is safely prepared and/or a good fit for your diet.
Again, stunning photography. I'll never tire of cherry blossom posts, they are beautiful! I don't believe I've tried lychee liquor before so I'll put it on my "must try" list for this summer!!
Aw shucks, you're the sweetest! Yes, just in time for summer! Soho makes a really tasty lychee liqueur -- it can be a little sweet, but you can adjust according to your taste 🙂 Have a great weekend Christina!
This looks so refreshingg Michelle! Did you come up with a way to make cherry blossom honey liquid? That's so genius!
Need to try this soon!!
Ben | Havocinthekitchen
Wow, how beautiful and unique! I love botanical flavours, but I've never tasted cherry blossoms, I'm truly intrigued.
Tasia ~ two sugar bugs
This must be the prettiest drink out there!! I've never had cherry blossom syrup, but you make me want to try it!
The colours of this drink are amazing. I bet it tastes so refreshing too!
David @ Spiced
Wow, what a fun recipe! I had no idea that Japanese cherry blossoms are edible. I always love when those trees bloom. They smell great, too! Now I'm intrigued about making syrup from the blossoms. What a cool idea!!
Such a beautiful and exotic drink you have created! Thumbs up!