The Lost Plate Cocktail

An easy-drinking cocktail from the Lost Plate baijiu cocktail kit*, the ‘Lost Plate’ This is actually a very mild drink, and while it goes down easy you start to lose the baijiu profile a bit.

Our tasting panel said:

“This much soda water really neutralizes the baijiu”

“It’s really mild, the lime flavor combats with the baijiu a bit”

Our take: Sure. It’s good, but maybe needs a punchier kick. Next time we’ll juice it up with more ginger and more or spicier peppercorns


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

  • 2 oz Ming River Baijiu*
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice 
  • ½ oz cinnamon anise simple syrup (cinnamon and anise provided in the kit)
  • ½ oz Portland Syrup ginger flavor*
  • 5 oz soda water 
  • 2-3 drops Portland Bitters Project Aromatic Bitters*
  • Crushed peppercorn kernels


  1. Combine Baijiu, lime juice, Ginger Portland Syrup, and cinnamon anise simple syrup in a shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake for 20 seconds until cool.
  3. Fill collins glass halfway with ice.
  4. Strain cocktail into collins glass.
  5. Top with soda water.
  6. Add 2-3 drops of bitters.
  7. Crush 3-5 peppercorns with flat side of knife and sprinkle crushed peppercorn on top.

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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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