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Celebrates World Baijiu Day

Sumiao Hunan Kitchen

Wednesday • August 9

Clock Icon 11:00 AM
Money Icon A la carte pricing.
Location Icon Sumiao Hunan Kitchen
270 3rd Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Event Details

In celebration of World Baijiu Day, Kendall Square’s newly opened Sumiao Hunan Kitchen will be shaking up specialty cocktails using the world’s most consumed spirt. Baijiu, a Chinese grain spirit known as shaojiu or sorghum wine that is rarely seen in these parts, will take centerstage at Boston’s first Hunanese restaurant on August 9 as their team serves up playful interpretations of traditional drink.

In addition to popping baijiu by the bottle including Maotai ($288), Wuliangye ($188) and Luhzou Laojiao ($118), the team at Sumiao also will offer tastings of baijiu in one-ounce pours from the Hong Kong ($11) and Jiannanchun ($16) varietals. Beverage consultant Richard Echeverria has created a collection of baijiu-laced libations ($14 each) that give Bostonians a taste of Chinese culture including the Schrodinger’s Coupe with Hong Kong, curaco, grapefruit, lime and plum bitters; Ice Cold Fusion with Mianzhu Daqu, cognac, triple sec and lemon; Perpetual Motion with Mianzhu Daqu, blood orange, lime, elderflower liqueur and mint; and, Pyroclastic Punch with Hong Kong, Fruitlab hibiscus liqueur, passionfruit cordial and lemon.

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