I interviewed bartender Orson Salicetti here in March about the then-upcoming launch of baijiu bar Lumos in New York. He and partner Qifan Li officially opened the place last night. They also recently hosted an event called The Power of Baijiu there.
Drink options include Sesame Colada, with baijiu, mangosteen, sesame pasta, pineapple and agave, and Red River, with baijiu, triple sec, watermelon, rosemary, peppercorn, lime and agave.
World Baijiu Day is held each August 9. See our 2018 event list here. The 2019 list is coming soon. Follow World Baijiu Day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Get in touch with Jim Boyce via spirit (at) worldbaijiuday.com.