Tasting Notes: Cherry blossom, yellow cherry flesh, anise, salinic, rich, cardamom, cinnamon, cedar aroma, subtly floral, very mild bitterness.
The Japanese Bitters Sakura bitters are hanami in a bottle. In Japan, the ability and art of appreciating spring (sakura) is known as hanami. These bitters are a delicate, fresh bouquet of spring blooms, marrying fresh cherry blossom buds with subtly woodsy notes and herbs. Use in a gin highball, wine spritzer, Negroni riff, elderflower cocktails and sake.
Sakura, the key ingredient, is a blend of natural cherry petals and leaves which have been carefully selected and grown naturally without pesticides. The variety of cherry blossoms is Yae Sakura (Sekiyama Sakura) which blooms in southern area of Nagano prefecture. Sakura leaves are the leaves from Yae cherry blossoms, which blooms in Izu, pickled with the natural salt from the ocean.
100ml / 3.4 oz bottle
Made in Japan
Ingredients: alcohol, water, Sakura flowers, Sakura leaves, salt
— stir, serve up —
1 1/2 oz. Empress Gin
1/2 oz. Maraschino liqueur
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
3-4 dashes of Sakura bitters
Garnish with a Potion House Amarena Cherry