Cherry blossom season is right around the corner or at least it was before snow came and killed most of the blossoms but whatever. It’s time to start celebrating. With the festival officially beginning today (it was 80 degrees when these dates were announced, 80), there’s no better way than to get in the festive spirit than with cheap drinks and a great view of the cherry blossoms.
Each week of this year’s festival indulge in a happy hour cocktail at Provision 14. On top of their already sweet deals for beers, wines, and cocktails, indulge in a French press cocktail inspired by the cherry blossom festival. The new mango rose press is made with combier rose, mango, kappa pisco, marsala, Hendrick’s gin, and cherry blossom-rose tea. A sweet drink for an even sweeter deal.
If you’re looking for another themed drink, head over to Claudia’s Steakhouse. Indulge in happy hour specials and stay after happy hour to enjoy the cherry lavender cocktail, served throughout the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The sweet season drink is made with lavender infused Ciroc Vodka, cherry puree, St. Germain, and lemon juice.
There may not be a seasonal drink on the menu, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some cheap drinks and take a stroll over to see the beautiful blossoms. Pop over to Ambar and indulge in happy hour cocktails like the mango lemonade (vodka, lemon, syrup, and mango puree) and then take a walk over to the Tidal Basin. It shouldn’t be very busy. It’s very cold. The blossoms are very almost dead.
Not too far from the National Mall, go enjoy happy hour specials at Beuchert’s Saloon before walking over to see the cherry blossoms that line the National Mall. Or would have. But aren’t because they’re dead.
Why not enjoy a view of the cherry blossoms from a rooftop? Opening for the spring season on March 15 at 4 p.m., swing by CityBar to take in the cherry blossom sights from high up while sipping on a $10 cocktail. Pick from cleverly named drinks like the salty dog (gin, beefeater, grapefruit juice, and a salted rim) or the old Cuban (prosecco, muddled lime, mint, and rum).