Brussels dim sum restaurant Dam Sum has only been open for six days but it’s ready to mark a week in business with some World Baijiu Day fun, says owner Damien Toulouse.
Toulouse says the featured cocktail is called Baijiu Forever. (Suggested names for future creations: Wham, Bam, Thank You Sum Dam and The Dam Sum of All Things.)
It includes, of course, baijiu as well as orange juice, pineapple juice, coconut cream and both chocolate and Peychaud’s bitters. Sounds like it could work equally well as a midday tipple, a dessert or a late-night indulgence.
Dam Sum, 11 Parvis de la Trinité. 472-177-553
Regular readers of the WBD site will know of London bar The Hide and that establishment has now revealed the three cocktails it will serve–along with free tasters of Red Star, Shuijingfang, Luzhou Laojiao, Wenjun, Wuliangye and Kweichow Moutaizhen–on World Baijiu Day. Here’s the tri0!
- Baijiu Berry Feng Shui: Wuliangye baijiu, house-made black pepper grenadine, lemon, creme de mure and egg white garnished with berries.
- Transcending Scents: Shuijingfang baijiu, elderflower liqueur, apple juice, almond meringue and fresh lime.
- Mao-Tai Mai-Tai: Kweichow Moutaizhen (Moutai) baijiu, grilled pineapple juice, orgeat, lime juice and curacao.
How do you grill pineapple juice, one might ask. “Grill slices of pineapple to caramelise sugars, then juice,” says the ever-informative Paul Mathew.
The Hide, 39-45 Bermondsey Street, below Wine & Spirit Education Trust. 7403-6655 / drinks (at) thehidebar.com. August 8 hours: 5 PM to 2 AM. Reservations recommended.
Word is China Tang in Hong Kong will also have some baijiu-inspired drinks, featuring byejoe baijiu. Get details on the place here.
China Tang, Shop 411-413, 4F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central Hong Kong. 852-2522-2148 / info (at) chinatang.hk.
“We are rocking the ‘tropical classics‘ with baijiu,” says Adam Goodman of Two Chefs, where drinks will be available at all four branches of this Phuket operation. The extended lineup also includes apple martinis, Cosmos and Mai-Thais, all with a baijiu twist.
Goodman says he had the baijiu sourced shipped to Phuket and that it works with the sweeter cocktails. If you are in Phuket and want to give them a try, the Karon Beach branch of Two Chefs sounds like a good spot to start.
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.