Five Asian-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Saturday 05th Feb 2022 |

This weekend celebrations will continue as we bring in the Lunar New Year and what better way to do it than with some Chinese-inspired cocktail recipes you can easily make at home.

To help you create some tipples at home this Friday, online drinks retailer, The Bottle Club, has rallied together five Chinese-inspired cocktail recipes to tantalize those tastebuds.

  1. Chines Fizz

This is a sweet, smooth cocktail with a tangy twist. Based on Appleton Estate Rum, giving you a fruity, citrus flavour, complemented by Cointreau, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, lemon and grenadine, it is an exciting drink to evoke the new year festive spirit.

Credit: https://www.cocktaildetour.com/chinese-fizz-cocktail/ 

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Appleton Estate V/X Rum
  • 7ml Cointreau
  • 7ml Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Simple Syrup
  • 7ml Grenadine
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters

Method:

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake
  2. Then add ice and shake again until nice and frothy
  3. Double strain the mixture into a fizz glass or a ball glass with ice cubes before garnishing with an orange wheel and a straw

2) Chinese Whisper

Heat is one of the biggest cocktail trends for 2021 and this martini cocktail with a tangy twist of ginger will certainly tantalise your taste buds. Based with Ketel One Citrus Vodka accompanied by a Chinese favourite Kwai Feh Lychee Liqueur, you get a nice balance of the yin and the yang. 

Credit: https://www.diffordsguide.com/cocktails/recipe/423/chinese-whisper 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Slice Root Ginger 
  • 60ml Ketel One Citroen Vodka 
  • 30ml Kwai Feh Lychee Liqueur
  • 15ml Lime Juice
  • 7.5 ml Monin Ginger Syrup 

Method:

  1. “Muddle” (press the ingredients against the side of the glass with a muddler) the ginger at the bottom of your shaker.
  2. Then add the rest of the ingredients before shaking with ice
  3. Strain into a chilled glass. 

3) Asian-Inspired Cocktail Recipes – Chinese 5 Spiced Dark ‘N Stormy

If you like the original Dark ’n Stormy, then you’ll love this seasonal take with a spicy twist.

An easy-to-make cocktail with a refreshing trio of rum, ginger beer and lime. However, to make it an extra special new year celebration, you’ll need to give the rum base a shakeup.

Credit: https://www.liquor.com/recipes/chinese-5-spiced-dark-n-stormy/ 

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Chinese 5 Spiced Rum (ingredients in the method below)
  • Chilled Ginger Beer (To Top)
  • Lime Wedge 

Method:

  1. To make the rum, use a funnel and add 1 teaspoon of Chinese five-spice powder to a 750 ml bottle of Kracken Black Spiced Rum, and shake vigorously. 
  2. Leave it to set for at least one hour or ideally overnight
  3. Strain the rum through a coffee filter set inside of a large strainer into a bowl, then funnel back into the original bowl and label
  4. Top the rum with ginger beer in a chilled collins glass, before garnishing with a lime wedge. 

4) Asian-Inspired Cocktail Recipes – Orange Oasis Chinese Cocktail 

This delicious fruity cocktail recipe features orange juice, cherry brandy & gin, pairing perfectly with all the delicacies Chinese new year has to offer from chicken dumplings to fresh fish. 

This recipe can also be made into a fruity mocktail by simply taking out the gin and swapping the cherry brandy for a Monin Cherry Syrup.

Credit: https://www.kleinworthco.com/orange-oasis-chinese-cocktail/ 

Ingredients:

  • 120ml Orange Juice
  • 15ml Cherry Brandy 
  • 30ml Gin
  • Ginger Ale
  • Ice
  • Cherry & Mint to Garnish 

Method:

  1. Fill your glass and your cocktail shaker with ice for chilling
  2. Set the glass to one side and mix the brandy, gin and orange juice and shake well in the cocktail shaker. 
  3. Strain into your glass and fill with ginger ale
  4. Finish with cherry and mint for garnish (optional)

5) Asian-Inspired Cocktail Recipes – The Opium Cocktail 

This drink created by Opium Cocktail bar reflects that fusion by combining Cuban cocktail ingredients with Asian flavours, making it a fascinating concoction.

For those who enjoy a whisky, this cocktail is ideal, based with Michter’s U.S. Number 1 Bourbon Whiskey, and freshly-squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, tamarind syrup, lemon juice and poppy seed for a surprisingly refreshing flavour. 

Credit: https://mixthatdrink.com/the-opium-cocktail/ 

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Michter’s Bourbon
  • 15ml Tamarind Syrup 
  • 22ml Red Grapefruit Juice
  • 7ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Drops of Poppy Seed Tincture 
  • Poppy Seeds 

Method:

  1. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice before adding the bourbon, grapefruit juice, lemon juice and tamarind.
  2. Once shaken thoroughly, pour the mixture into an ice-filled glass and garnish with the poppy seeds and tincture. 

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