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General Ming

Leading the highball charge
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Baijiu tonic vermouth cocktail
Katja Hiendlmayer
  • 1oz Ming River (strong-aroma baijiu)
  • 1oz Sweet red vermouth*
  • Tonic water
  • 1
    Pour baijiu and vermouth over ice in a highball glass.
  • 2
    Top with tonic.
  • 3
    Garnish with a lemon twist.

Proving that the simplest drinks are often the best, this kinda-sorta riff on the Americano is a dangerously easy-to-drink baijiu tonic. If General Tso made Americans swoon for Chinese food, General Ming will make Americans fall in love with Chinese alcohol.

*We used Belsazar vermouth, but most red wine-based aperitivos work well as substitutes.