Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice Baijiu Cocktail

Coconut Cinnamon Spice Ooooo That’s Nice Baijiu Cocktail

Another cocktail innovation from the Lost Plate baijiu cocktail kit*, with a very descriptive name: ‘Coconut Cinnamon Spice Ooooo That’s Nice.’ Our favorite tasting note was discovering a bit of longan here! This is a really on the other side of sweet: the cinnamon and anise go terrifically with the coconut juice, but it’s a candy punch.

This cocktail is also super-easy to put together – it’s just a few poured ingredients – but sure feels exotic and high-effort.

Our tasting panel said:

“Deceptively basic. Yum.”

“Disarmingly sweet, but an interesting floral note at the end. A little hardwood, a bit woody. Like a really complicated dark southerns sweet team, almost?”

“This has the same sweet-but-kind-of-rotten tang that you get with longan, aka dragon eye fruit.”

Our take: super sweet, a real treat. But what to pair with this? We were stumped. Let us know if you have ideas!


Items marked with a * are included in the Baijiu Cocktail Recipe Box.

  • 1.5 oz Ming River Baijiu*
  • ½ oz cinnamon and anise simple syrup *
  • Roasted coconut juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick *


  1. In a small glass combine Baijiu and simple syrup. Stir to combine.
  2. Add ice to rim of glass.
  3. Top with roasted coconut juice and stir together to cool. 
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

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*We’re reviewing the whole kit separately! This is a really interesting package of ingredients and a compelling way to learn about and experiment with baijiu. This post will be updated with a link to that full review soon.

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