By Jim Boyce | The Tiki Bungalow, the Beijing source of potent and palatable drinks, thoughtfully designed menus and carefully curated kitsch, a model Magnum P.I. poster and a stoic inflatable shark named Higgins, and innumerable reckless nights followed by regret-filled mornings that magically lead to more such sessions, has an important message.
“Joining bars worldwide in celebration of World Baijiu Day, in the true spirit of the 1940s Tiki cocktail masters and intrepid explorers Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic, The Tiki Bungalow is featuring a special baijiu Tiki cocktail from August first to August ninth,” states co-owner Oliver Davies.
The concoction is called Goodbai Fu Manchu*, a riff on the Mystic Lamp, a 1962 Chicago Kon-Tiki cocktail.
“This exotic elixir features Bye Joe Dragon Fire baijiu, aged Venezuelan rum, lychee juice, almond extract, and lime and orange juices,” says Davies. “It comes served in a unique long-moustached Fu Manchu mug.”
Wait, he isn’t done.
“This Sino-Caribbean simultaneous orgasm demonstrates how a Sorghum-based baijiu, infused with dragon fruit and hot chili, flirts mischievously with aged Venezuelan rum and exotic fruit juices,” he finishes.
The Goodbai Fu Manchu will be available from August 1 to August 9, World Baijiu Day, at The Tiki Bungalow, near Beixinqiao station. Check out the cool map below!
* Yep, “bye” replaced by “bai” because, hey, it’s World Baijiu Day. The picky might suggest Manqu, after the fermentation agent of this spirit, qu. Or even Qu Manchu or, let’s go all in, Qu Manqu! Or… screw it, let’s just try a few of these drinks.