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Recipe: Vinn Baijiu Sour

November 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Recipes

When presented with a new spirit, there’s occasionally a struggle to hit a “right” cocktail for the spirit. But as unusual a spirit as the Vinn Baijiu rice vodka is, something about the nose reminded me of a quebranta pisco, oddly enough. But that was enough to inspired exploring around the Pisco Sour, and with some minor tweaks, I bring you the Baijiu Sour:

Baijiu Sour

1 ½ oz. Vinn Baijiu
½ oz. lime juice
½ oz. grapefruit juice
½ oz. rich (2:1) simple syrup
¼ egg white
3 drops Fee’s Old Fashioned Bitters

Dry shake egg white.
Shake egg whites, and other ingredients sharply with ice.
Strain, but do not double strain, into a rocks glass.
Add 3 drops of Fee’s Old Fashioned Bitters, arranged interestingly

Even though the baijiu is not quite as strong as most piscos, this cocktail benefits by dropping the proof (and the baijiu) a bit to make the nose and flavors blend a bit better. Using more traditional pisco sour proportions, the baijiu would overpower.

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