Beijing | Deep-fried baijiu ice cream at the Brickyard

The Brickyard at Mutianyu has been part of World Baijiu Day since the beginning and this year is no exception. Guests can expect two tasty baijiu options from August 9 through August 11, all with a Great Wall of China view.

First, there are baijiu liqueur spritzers by the glass (元38). The team here has long made its own liqueur range using everything from hawthorn to Yunnan coffee. Learn more about that here.

Next up: deep-fried baijiu ice cream ( 元48)!

“I’m using vanilla ice cream mixed with baijiu,” says Randhir Singh. “The flavor stays inside the ice cream. It is almost like a brandy ice cream.”

Singh says it’s tricky to get just the portions at the right size and, in turn, temperature. But when that sweet spot is reached, “it is perfect,” he says.

Also see other cool WBD stuff by these guys over the years, including six baijiu cocktails in 2016, baijiu spritzers in 2017 and a baijiu-inspired ice coffee, cocktail and lemon meringue tart trio in 2018. Plus this Q&A with Schoolhouse’s Jim Spear.

Founded in 2015, World Baijiu Day is held each August 9, with events in over 60 cities so far. Follow WBD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And get in touch via spirit (at)

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