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Celestial Stem

  • 1.5 oz Coconut Oil Washed Ming River Baijiu*
  • .5 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz Toasted Sesame Syrup**
  • .75 oz Lime Juice
  • 1
    Combine all ingredients to a cocktail shaker
  • 2
    Fill with ice
  • 3
    Hard shake
  • 4
    Fine strain into a stemmed cocktail glass

*Coconut oil washed Baijiu: In a container, combine 1 oz of virgin coconut oil, melted, to every three oz of baijiu (8 oz oil for a full 750 ml bottle). Allow to rest at room temperature for at least 3 hours, stirring gently every so often. Cover and freeze overnight, or until the oil has solidified at the top. Remove frozen coconut oil and discard, strain the baijiu through a fine mesh strainer to remove any errant bits of frozen oil.

**Sesame syrup: toast 1 cup of sesame seeds in a sauce pan over medium heat until golden brown. Add 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water, heat until sugar has completely dissolved. Store and refrigerate in a container overnight. Strain out the seeds after overnight infusion- they’re great for making sesame candy!