Happy Chinese New Year from The Wine Tipster!

2021 is the Year of the Ox and February 12th marks the start of the 15 days of Chinese New Year celebrations. Here, The Wine Tipster shares a cocktail recipe perfect for ringing in the New Year in style using China’s most popular spirit that has over 6000 years of history.

Cheng International Co Ltd

Baijiu is worth 54% of the global spirits market and its presence as a luxury spirit is becoming more well known in the UK luxury drinks market thanks to Cheng International. The white spirit is distilled from sorghum, wheat, rice or corn using traditional processes, producing distinct aromas of baijiu and different regional styles. Fenjiu is is thought to be the oldest and most premium baijiu with a delicate, multi-layered tasting experience akin to the finest single-malt whisky, vintage port or cognac.

The range of Baijius from Fenjiu is easily available in the UK as they are listed with Harrods , Harvey Nichols , Selfridges, Slurp, The Oxford Wine Company, Beverage Boys London and Amazon

Traditionally used to toast the New Year in, The Wine Tipster loves the modern twist of using this ancient spirit as a base for The New Year Martini. This is a fantastic way to appreciate the versatility of Fenjiu which is a must have for special occasions.

To make the Fenjiu Chinese New Year Martini:

  • 20ml Fenjiu
  • 50ml Vodka
  • 20ml Dry vermouth infused with fresh ginger and green tea
  • 2 drops of orange bitter


  • Stir the ingredients together and strain into a coupette glass
  • Garnish with lemon zest
Cheng International Co Ltd

In celebration of the Year of the Ox, Fenjiu pairs beautifully with delicious ‘Fortune Dumplings.’ A must-have for festive Chinese occasions, you can see how to make them on Cheng International’s Instagram here.

The Wine Tipster wishes you and your families a very Happy Chinese New Year, share pictures of your cocktail creations with him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to get blogs directly to your inbox.

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