Feast on Cherry Blossom-Inspired Cocktails, Food & Goodies Around DC

Spring is here and so is cherry blossom season. Make plans for the season with our guide on all the cherry blossom food, drinks and other goodies around D.C.

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District Doughnut/Magnolia's On King/Fare Well Bakery
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Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is offering a seasonal cherry blossom doughnut for the season. The $3.95 treat is filled with cherry jam, topped with a cream cheese glaze and decorated with a cherry blossom design using dark chocolate and cherry buttercream. Cherry blossom mini doughnuts will be available for pre-order with 48 hours notice and cost $2.75 each.
Observation Deck
Grab a drink with a bird’s eye view of the cherry blossom at the Observation Deck at CEB tower in Arlington. The bar offers four cherry blossom-themed drinks, including The Cherry Blossom After Dark, made with rum, cola a splash of cherry grenadine and garnished with a cherry. Additionally, the Tidal Basin Tonic is a gin and tonic with lime and the Blossom View is made with vodka, soda, a splash of cherry grenadine and garnished with a cherry. The Sakura Spritzer is champagne with a splash of cherry grenadine. The specialty drinks are available March 20 to April 14.
District Doughnut
Grab another Cherry Blossom Doughnut, but this time at District Doughnut's multiple D.C. locations. The doughnut is made with vanilla bean dough, cream cheese glaze, pie crust crumble and cream cheese drizzle.
Mastro's Steakhouse
Mastro’s Steakhouse is serving a cherry blossom-themed cocktail named Bing and Blossom. The $19 drink has Calyx Gin, Italicus “Rosolio di Bergamotto” Liqueur, Luxardo cherries, fresh mint and lemon served over ice with a splash of Fever-Tree Tonic.
Dolci Gelati
Dolci Gelati is serving a Cherry Blossom gelato in Alexandria. The sweet treat is described as “ light, floral flavor that’s perfect for springtime.” The gelato will be offered from March 20 to April 14.
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Alexandria restaurant Brabo Brasserie has two special cherry blossom-themed menu items, including a Rohan Duck Bigarade that is prepped with cherry compote, pomegranate reduction and citrus and Cherry-Filled Baked Alaska.
Magnolia's On King
Alexandria restaurant Magnolia’s On King has two cherry blossom specials, including a Cherry Blossom Spoke Belly special with cherry spätzle, micro green salad and a blistered cherry reduction. Additionally, the Black Cherry Keto Spritz is a vodka, minted soda water and house-made black cherry sangria containing keto-approved wine.
A vanilla cupcake topped with cherry-infuse icing is on Georgetown Cupcake's seasonal menu.
Fare Well Bakery
Fare Well Bakery is making a Cherry Blossom Cake for the season that is vanilla cake layered with tart cherry filling, almond frosting and coated in toasted almonds.
Sugar Shack Donuts
Feast on Sugar Shack's Cherry Bomb doughnut filled with cherry pie filling, vanilla icing and white chocolate curls.
Milk Bar
Milk Bar is baking a Cherry Rose Cookie made with cherries, milk crumbs, rose extract and is sprinkled with dried cherries and cranberries. The $2.75 cookie is available at their Logan Circle, CityCenterDC and Wharf locations.
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Momofuku CCDC has three cherry blossom cocktails for sale. The Pocket Full of Cherry is made with Mancino Sakura Vermouth, Tedorigowa "Festival of Stars" sparkling sake, rhubarb shrub and Gran Classico. The East Coast West Coast is made with Don Ciccio & Figili cerasum, persimmon syrup and St. George Bruto Americano. Hey Jealousy is made with Sipsmith Gin, Mancino Sakura Vermouth, Don Ciccio & Figili cerasum, dry curaçao and club soda. All drinks cost $16.
Columbia Firehouse
Columbia Firehouse in Alexandria is serving Cherry BBQ Tacos until April 14. For $15, get three tacos stuffed with pulled duck leg, dark cherry barbecue sauce and slaw, wrapped in a blue corn tortilla.
Grab different cherry blossom drinks at Firefly in Dupont. The restaurant is selling floral cocktails, including a Petal Pusher drink made with vodka, hibiscus, rose water, citrus and egg white.
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