Mancino’s seasonal sakura vermouth returns for it’s second cherry blossom season. By Holly Graham.

What is it? Originally produced for the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo last year, Giancarlo Mancino’s limited edition Sakura Vermouth pays homage to the cherry blossoms people travel the world to see every spring. The recipe, with a trebbiano wine base, features violet petals and cherry blossom and the base is Machino’s bianco vermouth.

How does it taste? A gorgeous rose coloured liquid, it’s no surprise that the vermouth has cherry and floral notes on the nose, which also comes through on the palate with a buttery roundness from a cherry marzipan finish.