Baijiu is the world’s number one selling spirit, and yet is relatively unheard of in the UK. The clear liquor is known as ‘Chinese fire water’ and has such a complex flavour, it is quite unlike any other drink. If you haven’t tried it yet either splash out on a whole bottle Dragon Er Guo Tou (£54) or Shui Jing Fang (£95), or take the opportunity to taste it in a cocktail during Baijiu cocktail week.
Baijiu Cocktail Week celebrates the famous spirit in bars across London – from the 13 to 22nd February to coincide with Chinese New Year. More details are online here.