By Jim Boyce | Beantown is Baitown today—yes, that’s a terrible joke—as Red Lantern in Boston celebrates World Baijiu Day. This place has four cocktails ready to punch you in the taste buds, all starring Hong Kong Baijiu, ranging from Mad Monkey Kung Fu, garnished with a swinging plastic primate, to Enter the Dragon, with its triple kick of baijiu, bourbon and rum.
Guests can try Five Fingers of Death, with grapefruit beer, lime juice, velvet falernum and rum. Or the 36th Chamber of Shaolin, with a lineup of Jägermeister, sweet vermouth, citrus bitters and an orange twist.
Cocktails are $12 each, you can get them at 39 Stanhope Street, and you can check out the Red Lantern website here.
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.