And they took things in a different direction. You can tell because instead of gin, they’ve opted for baijiu, the national spirit of China and a potent, flavorful base for cocktails.
The version below subs yellow Chartreuse for green and swaps out vermouth for Bonal Gentiane Quina, an herbaceous, wine-based French aperitif. So all the components are there, but it’s a different drink entirely.
Now, you can take our word for it. But some things are better experienced in person.
Liquor is always one of those things.
Baijiu Bijou #2
1 oz HKB Hong-Kong Baijiu
1 oz yellow Chartreuse
1 oz Bonal Gentiane Quina
3 dashes citrus bitters
Stir all ingredients with ice, then strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon peel and maraschino cherry.