Most of the region’s cherry blossoms may have finished blooming for the season, but you can still enjoy a sakura-themed sip at Dachi Vancouver. Gifted, named in honour of the thousands of trees Japan gave to Canada in decades past, is a riff on the classic Aviation cocktail. It calls for original Dutch-style gin, a malted grain-based spirit.
Dachi Vancouver’s gifted
45 mL yuzu-and-cherry-infused de Vine Wine & Spirits Genever gin
30 mL lemon juice
20 mL Odd Society Spirits crème de cassis
10 mL crème de violette
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine-strain into a chilled sour glass. Garnish with lemon peel.