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The Cuban Baijiu Crisis Cocktail

Ingredients
  • 1 ¼ oz (45 ml) Ming River baijiu
  • ⅓ oz (10 ml) Jägermeister
  • ⅔ oz (20 ml) Lemon juice
  • ⅔ oz (20 ml) Simple syrup
  • 8 Mint leaves
  • Champagne (or sparkling wine)
  • 1
    Shake all ingredients but the champagne over ice.
  • 2
    Strain into a coupe and top with champagne.

Michael Thurm’s riff on the Old Cuban cocktail is a refreshing peak behind the Bamboo Curtain.