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Drinks on Me: World Baijiu Day

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What is this?? My sentiments exactly when I got wind of Baijiu.  Never heard of it but I am curious and willing to celebrate just about anything with libations.  Cheers! World Baijiu Day is on Saturday, August 8th.  World what day? 

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The Baijiu Riddle: Learning to Love China’s Infamous Firewater

The Baijiu Riddle: Learning to Love China’s Infamous Firewater

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I was slumped against the neon sign of a dive bar in Bushwick, chain-smoking and hazy from cheap beer, when a beautiful woman walked up to me and wordlessly offered a glass flask with a red cap. I took a whiff and recognized the smell immediately: baijiu, the Chinese firewater whose sharp, pungent odor brings tears to your eyes.

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Ant-man Cocktail

Ant-man Cocktail

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Ant-Man rolls into theaters July 17th expanding—or rather, contracting—the Marvel Cinematic Universe to microscopic proportions. And we thought, what better way to celebrate than toasting the movie with The World’s Tiniest Cocktail. Read the full article.

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Tasting the Kapow Factor of Baijiu

Tasting the Kapow Factor of Baijiu

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There’s a few flushed faces in the room as China’s national firewater is downed in tiny gulps. It has a BANG the baijiu virgins aren’t expecting. Bloggers, Instagrammers and the curious are crammed into the elegant Moutai Baijiu showroom in Sydney’s Chinatown.

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Signature Cocktail Sesame Colada Made With Baijiu

Signature Cocktail Sesame Colada Made With Baijiu

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This month’s cocktail features a spirit you’ve probably never had. Baijiu (pronounced bye-jo) comes from China and has a unique taste, unlike any other spirit. The aromatics have been likened to blue cheese, mushroom, sesame, and more. The first sip will tease your brain—and have you wanting more.

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Four Manhattan cocktail classic-related events still going on this weekend

Four Manhattan cocktail classic-related events still going on this weekend

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The Power of Baijiu: Your friends will tell you they went to China once and had to toast with baijiu over and over again and it was a terrible experience. The fermented sorghum distillate is brash, strong, earthy, funky and bizarre.

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Spike up your Super Bowl party with 2015 trendy cocktails

Spike up your Super Bowl party with 2015 trendy cocktails

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Be on the lookout for Baijiu, the spirit of choice in China, coming to bars in 2015. It is a rice or sorghum-based clear, pure grain alcohol with (supposedly) a vile smell and a nasty aftertaste. The Baijiu cocktail is being served at the Peking Tavern in Los Angeles called a Wong Chiu Punch; but don’t expect to see it on the East Coast any time soon, although a Baijiu bar is reportedly coming to New York in 2015.

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Baijiu, This New Chinese Drink Trend Might Be The Future Of Your Partying

Baijiu, This New Chinese Drink Trend Might Be The Future Of Your Partying

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Quick: Name the number-one selling spirit in the world. Vodka? Nope. Whiskey? Not even close. It’s actually baijiu, made in China, and pronounced, roughly, “bye-joe.” If you’ve been on a business trip to China, or know someone who has, you’ve got a strong opinion about this earth-mushroom-stinky-feet smelling, high-proof shooter, and most likely it’s negative.

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Baijiu, China’s Potent Liquor, Is Poised to Try to Make a Splash in the U.S.

Baijiu, China’s Potent Liquor, Is Poised to Try to Make a Splash in the U.S.

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Can you be won over by baijiu (pronounced “bye-joe”), China’s firewater-like liquor? Ask someone who didn’t grow up on the the high-proof, fermented spirit made from sorghum and other grains, and the resounding answer will be no. It’s definitely an acquired taste.

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Introducing Baijiu to the West in Celebration of the Chinese New Year and Ongoing Diplomacy

Introducing Baijiu to the West in Celebration of the Chinese New Year and Ongoing Diplomacy

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Baijiu is an integral essence of China: a source of inspiration to poets; a link between business partners, relatives and friends; and a celebration symbol for the Lunar New Year plus other festivals, and for special family events like weddings. Baijiu (pronounced “bye-joe”), variously translated as “white wine,” “white alcohol” or “white liquor,” accounts for more than one-third of spirits consumed in the world every year, though very few in the West have heard of it.

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