Cocktails

For all you cocktail lovers out there we have put together an exclusive list of very special mixes and shakes. Half the list consists of cocktails based on famous Chinese drinks, the other half are classics from the West.

And the Chinese word for cocktail? Kai Mee Tjau, 雞尾酒, litterally cock tail drink.

Chinese liquors

These drinks are used to make the special Chinese cocktails.

Liquor: Kwai Fa Can Chiew - 桂花陳酒

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This drink is a liqueur made from grapes with a soft cinnamon taste. The alcohol percentage is 14,5.
We use this liqueur in the Sun Yat-Sen cocktail.
Kwai: Cinnamon, Fa: Flower, Can: Lang preserved, Chiew: Drink

Liquor: Fen Chiew - 汾酒

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Fen Chiew (53% alc./vol.) is known as the grandfather of Chinese hard liquor. It's been made for over 1400 years. It's fermented in the traditional method, underground in separate jars using high-quality sorghum (a grain). Fen Chiew is famous for its refreshingly smooth taste. The liquor is transparent and although rather high in alcohol it tastes remarkably mild and sweet and smells elegantly fragrant.
The name Fen is short for Fen Yeung, 汾陽, the town in the province Shanxi where this liquor is made.

Liquor: Kweichow Moutai - 茅台酒

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Maotai Liquor, producer Kreichow spells it Moutai, belongs to catsup fragrance style, tasting pure, sweet and refreshing. Maotai Liquor is made from jowar and barley. The brewage of the liquor will go though 8 times of ferment and 9 times of distillation, the whole process lasts one year. After the process, the liquor will be stored for years. The specific techniques of brewage make the strong liquor suitable for drinking and beneficial to the health. You won't feel dizzy even if you drink too much.

Liquor: Special Ginseng wine - 人參

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The Chinese name for this sweet licorice-flavored root is human-shaped root and indeed some have extraordinarily human shapes. This rather amazing plant has been credited for centuries with being everything from an aphrodisiac to a restorative. Recent scientific discoveries have linked ginseng to the treatment of high blood pressure. It's referred to as white ginseng when simply sun-dried. When steamed and dried over a fire or with other heat, it takes on a reddish tinge and is called red ginseng. Ginseng is used in soups, for tea and as a medicinal.

Liquor: Chu Yeh Ching Chiew

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Chu Yeh Ching Chiew (45% alc./vol.) is a special ancient liquor made from traditional Chinese herbal recipe. It has transparent golden and slight green colour, and intense floral herbal aromas of dried apricot. Itís off dry with a hint of anise and packs a lengthy finish.

Special Chinese cocktails

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Cocktail: Hoeng Kee Ng Sing - 紅旗五星

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This cocktail is named after the Chinese flag with five stars because of its red colour. Therefor we present this cocktail with pride, and serve it at your table with a flare.
  Red wine
  Fen Chiew
  Honey
  Orange juice
  Ice

Cocktail: Jangtse River - 长江

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The cocktail that is named after the longest river in China is based on the liquor with the longest tradition in China, Moutai. It is supplemented by cinnamon liqueur.
  Moutai
  Kwai Fa Can Chiew
  7-up
  Ice

Cocktail: Good luck - 福禄壽

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In the Chinese culture luck plays such an important role, that the Chinese language has more then ten words for luck. Three of those words make up the name of this cocktail, which litterally means Luck Luck Luck (happiness, good finances, long life). The cocktail consists of:
  Special Ginseng wine
  Brandy
  7-up
  Cherry & Ice

Cocktail: Heaven and Earth - 乾坤

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This is a balanced cocktail, yin en yang, heaven and earth; one could say a universal drink. Inspired by Taoism, and made with two compounds that keep each other in perfect balance and complement each other in a heavenly fashion.
  Chu Yeh Ching Chiew
  Brandy
  7-up
  Ice

Cocktail: Tai Chi - 太極

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This cocktail is named after the Chinese fighting sport Tai Ji Quan (Kantonees: Tai Kik Kuun). And you better believe that the tast is in accordance with the meaning of that name: extremely large fistThe Ingredients:
  Chu Yeh Ching Chiew
  7-up
  Ice

Famous classics

Classic: Martini Vesper

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Difficult to obtain, but we serve it: the Martini Vesper. Invented by Ian Fleming, presented by James Bond in Casino Royale, and based on a drink we had imported specially: Lillet Blanc. Together with Gordon's Gin and Smirnoff Wodka this is shaken, not stirred, with a vast portion of ice, and served at the table. We finish it, of course, with a lemon peel.

Classic: Black Russian

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Do try the Black Russian! Smirnoff Wodka with a delicious coffee liqueur. Served with ice. We also serve the White Russian. That one comes with milk or cream. Enjoy!

Classic: Long Island Iced Tea

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Almost the same as a real ice tea! Until you take a sip. Then this world famous cocktail rises to your head and makes you believe you are on Long Island for real. The Long Island ced Tea contains Smirnoff Wodka, Tequila, Bacardi, Gordon's Gin, Triple Sec, 7up, ice and a splash of Cola.

Classic: Manhattan

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The Manhattan cocktail is made from Rye whiskey, Vermouth and a splash of Angostura bitter. We serve the Manhatten upon request in five varieties.
  For the regular Manhattan we use Jim Beam and Martini Rosso
  The Extra Dry Manhattan comes with Martini Extra Dry
  The Perfect Manhatten is mixed with Rosso and Extra Dry
  In the Rob Roy we use Scotch in stead of Rye
textbullet And the Cuban Manhatten is made with dark rum

Classic: B-52, or Pousse Café

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Three drinks, tree layers and a stick. This cocktail is served unmixed. A treat for the eye as well as the tongue. Ingredients: Grand Marnier, Bailey's and Kahlua. Upon request we can serve it with Cointreau, but the name of that cocktail is unsuitable for the menu...

Classic: The Flying Dutchman (De Vliegende Hollander)

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Last but not least we serve a very Dutch cocktail. The Flying Dutchman is made from apricot brandy, young jenever (gin), Triple Sec (orange liqueur) and orange juice. Hold on, there we go!

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