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Terracotta Navy

A sour that could conquer the world
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Cocktail and bottle of Ming River Baijiu
The Modern
  • ½ oz Ming River (strong-aroma baijiu)
  • 1 ½ oz Iwai Japanese whiskey
  • ¾ oz Fresh lemon juice
  • ½ oz Lemongrass syrup
  • ¼ oz Orgeat
  • 2 drops saline OR a pinch of salt
  • 4-6 Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1
    Combine all ingredients and shake.
  • 2
    Double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  • 3
    Garnish with Sichuan peppercorns.

Patrick Smith told Drink Baijiu that his favorite thing to do for customers, “is just make them a nice, proper classic sour, maybe with one or two modifications,” and the Terracotta Navy fits the bill.