Beijing will have a World Baijiu Day warm-up this Wednesday, followed by three venues — from a boutique hotel to a Yunnan restaurant to a spot within sight of the Great Wall — featuring baijiu-inspired cocktails, infusions, gelato, ice cream and more. Here’s the itinerary.
August 5 | Join a guided tasting by boutique producer Guanyun that covers four baijiu styles, followed by a pairing dinner with five fusion dishes from The Rug, such as sous vide pork with soba noodles, mapo tofu pizza and a pearl milk tea-based dessert.
Ten seats. 元188 person. Includes two tasting glasses for each person to take home. RSVP essential. No walk-ins. spirit (at) worldbaijiuday.com.
August 7-9 | This Sichuan-inspired restaurant and bar in the Opposite House Hotel will feature two baijiu cocktails–menu regular Erguotou Fizz and newcomer Zhuyeqing Sour. Peach and raspberry baijiu sorbet will also be on offer. Each item is 元89. Superfly stocks numerous baijius for those who want something straight up.
August 8-10 | The deep-fried baijiu ice cream makes a return! Get a scoop for 元36. The team at the Brickyard, part of World Baiju Day since the launch in 2015, will also feature “coffee corretto’, complete with a shot of baijiu, for 元36 per cup.
In & Out Yunnan Restaurant
August 9 | Enjoy a flight of three flavorful baijiu infusions — guava, yangmei and plum–for 元36. In & Out will also feature a new cocktail that uses both baijiu and the Chinese gin brand VICU. And look for White Rabbit-infused baijiu to make an appearance.
See more World Baijiu Day events here.