By Jim Boyce | Golden Monkey in Melbourne will use a spirit from neighbor New Zealand to celebrate World Baijiu Day this year.
“The Secret of the Golden Flower” is based on a Chinese Taoist classic about silent meditation, says Lee Linford. The recipe includes baijiu from Christchurch-based Taizi along with passion fruit puree, elderflower syrup, lemon juice and orange bitters.
“It’s garnished with a lemon twist and served straight up in a coupe,” says Linford. “It’s best enjoyed with eyes closed to enhance the floral aromas and tastes of the tropical fruits.”
“The Secret of the Golden Flower” will be available from August 9, World Baijiu Day, through August 13 for $15. Get more details about Golden Monkey here.
And here are some pics from last year’s World Baijiu Day event: