Cocktails in the Country: Baijiu, I Think He’s Got It! by Stephen Fette, Verve, Somerville, NJ

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 · CitC 2016

Stephen Fette HKB Eli Dale ZoiloBaijiu, I Think He’s Got It!

Stephen Fette, Verve, Somerville, NJ

“Baijiu is a potent, exotic spirit. I wanted to make a cocktail that would be palatable for guests while still keeping the integrity of the spirit.” Stephen Fette

2 heaping barspoons honeydew melon

.75 oz (22.5 ml) fresh lime juice

10 tarragon leaves

.5 oz (15 ml) Eli Mason Demerarra Syrup

1 oz (30 ml) HKB Hong Kong Baijiu

.75 oz (22.5 ml) Don Zoilo Manzanilla Sherry

1 egg white

Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Aromatic Bitters, as garnish

Muddle the honeydew, lime juice, demerarra, and tarragon in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients. Dry shake, then add ice and shake again. Double-strain into a chilled coupe. Float the bitters as garnish.

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