The Fenjiu Lantern Cocktail in Celebration of Chinese New Year
Raise a glass in celebration of Chinese New Year with the Fenjiu Lantern Cocktail – the perfect festive drink to make and enjoy with friends and family at home.
Fenjiu, China’s most premium Baijiu white spirit, is made using the finest natural ingredients from a 6,000-year-old recipe. Traditionally enjoyed on its own, Fenjiu is also the perfect ingredient for cocktails.
Fenjiu Ambassador and mixologist Andrea Dionori has created a bespoke cocktail for Chinese New Year to be made at home. His inspiration for the Fenjiu Lantern Cocktail came from a visit to the Fenjiu distillery in China where he was served a special Chinese date called Jujube with walnut.
The cocktail is aptly named after the Lantern Festival that marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations, on 8th February 2020.
Fenjiu Lantern Cocktail
15 grams walnuts
100ml Fen Chiew by Fenjiu 10-year-old 45%
1 teaspoon of date syrup
2 dashes of walnut bitters
1 Jujube Chinese Date (if available)
Cover 15 grams of walnuts with 100ml of Fen Chiew by Fenjiu 10-year-old 45% and leave for 6-7 hours, strain and store the liquid in a glass jar, keep the walnuts aside. In a glass, combine a teaspoon of date syrup and 2 dashes of walnut bitters, add 50ml of the walnut-infused Fenjiu liquid and stir to dilute. Serve with a date and one of the walnuts on the side.
Fen Chiew by Fenjiu 10-year-old 45% is available to buy exclusively from Selfridges priced £65.00.