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The Yellow Emperor

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Yellow baijiu cocktail with orange peel
Paul Mathew
Ingredients
  • 50ml Erguotou (light-aroma baijiu)
  • ½ Fresh passion fruit
  • 20ml Fresh lemon juice
  • 15ml Cherry brandy
  • 10ml Simple syrup (adjust to the acidity of passion fruit)
  • 1
    Shake all ingredients hard over ice.
  • 2
    Strain into a chilled coupette glass.

Named for Huangdi, the legendary prehistoric Chinese philosopher king. Paul Mathew invented this cocktail on the spot in a Beijing bar when challenged by an “overserved” Bai-ologist.