Slice of Baijiu Paradise Cocktail

Slice of Baijiu Paradise Cocktail

Here’s a delicious cocktail from the Lost Plate baijiu cocktail kit*, the ‘Slice of Baijiu Paradise.’ This is a tropical crowd pleaser: sweet, fruity, but not syrupy. It uses Ming River as a base, but adding coconut, pineapple juice, and a dealer’s-choice splash of secondary spirit.

Our tasting panel said:

“This has a pleasant citrus smell, then a bright pineapple tang.”

“It’s an instant luau vibe, ready for a sandy beach at sunset.”

“Highly drinkable, and it’s a drink that moderates (rather than fights) the undertones of bubblegum that you sometimes find in sweet baijiu cocktails.”

Our take: delicious. This is exactly the kind of cocktail you should be using to introduce new people to baijiu, and it’s one we’ll be making again and again.


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

  • 1 oz Ming River Baijiu*
  • 1 oz Tequila (we recommend Patrón Silver) 
  • 1 oz coconut water or juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • ½ oz lemon juice 
  • ½ oz cinnamon anise simple syrup (cinnamon and anise provided in the kit)
  • 2-3 drops Portland Bitters Project Aromatic Bitters*


  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds until cool.
  3. Strain into glass.
  4. Garnish with a pineapple wedge or star anise.

See the full recipe at

*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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