One of my favorite spirits is Baijiu. However, little is known about this Chinese spirit… it’s flavour profile and aroma are quite difficult to work with due to its sweet aroma and sharp almost barnyard flavour…to me it closely resembles a French cider or a fine aged cheese. Regardless, I was determined to create a cocktail that would be approachable to those unfamiliar with the spirit. Hopefully this will turn non believers into believers.
1.5oz of Tromba Blanco tequila
0.75oz of Baijiu
0.5 honey syrup
1oz of fresh lime juice
2 dash bar 40 umami bitters
Luxardo bitter bianco wash on a chilled champagne flute
Shake, double strain and served up. No garnish