Shake up your festive drinks this Christmas by creating some simple show-stopping cocktails with Fenjiu, China’s premium baijiu spirit.
Baijiu has been the traditional spirit of China for thousands of years, a celebratory drink deeply integrated into the country’s culture. Baijiu is the most consumed spirit in the world but is relatively unknown outside China, although its popularity is growing in the UK and it can now be found in several premium retailers and on the list at many top bars and restaurants.
Add a bit of Chinese luxury to your Christmas and try your hand at these Fenjiu cocktails, guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!
Fenjiu Tea Punch
40ml Fenjiu Xin Li He Fen 48% (or another Fenjiu in the range)
Zest of half a lemon
Half a cinnamon stick
A cup of strong black tea
3-4 orange slices
Combine the Fenjiu, rum, brandy, sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon in a saucepan over a medium-high heat and warm until just below boiling, stir to dissolve the sugar. Pour the liquid into a punch bowl, add the hot tea and orange slices, stir and serve.
Fenjiu Christmas Fizz Cocktail
35ml Fenjiu Fen Chiew 10 Year Old 45% (or another Fenjiu in the range)
20ml Muyu Jasmine Verte Liqueur (or another aromatic floral or fruit liqueur)
10ml Noilly Pratt Extra Dry Vermouth (or another dry white vermouth)
Top up with Champagne, Prosecco or Cava
Serve in a flute and garnish with lemon zest
Fenjiu Shanxi Mule
60ml Fenjiu Bamboo Xin Li He Zhu 45% (or another Fenjiu bamboo style in the range)
15ml lime juice
15ml Fever-Tree Clementine tonic water
Top up with ginger beer
Fenjiu is available now from Harrods, Selfridges, Slurp and Harvey Nichols. from £30 to £160 per bottle.