Baijiu, 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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