Cherry Blossom

Jamie Boudreau · VesselSeattle mixologist Jamie Boudreau of Vessel named this drink after a sweet he ate as a child in his native Canada, a chocolate bonbon filled with a syrup-soaked maraschino cherry. His interpretation is more sophisticated, with vibrant cherry aromas and a subtle chocolate flavor. More Whiskey Cocktails

1 drink


  • 2 griottine cherries, skewered on a pick (see Note)

  • 3/4 ounce cherry eau-de-vie (also known as kirsch or kirschwasser)

  • 1/4 ounce crème de cacao

  • Dash of Angostura bitters

  • 1 1/4 ounces rye

  • Ice


  1. Fill a pint glass with ice. Add the rye, cherry eau-de-vie, crème de cacao and bitters and stir well. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the cherries.



cherries are sour cherries soaked in kirsch or syrup. They are available in the international section in supermarkets or online at

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