Indonesia is located off the coast of south-east Asia in the Indian and pacific oceans, an archipelago that lies across the equator. Its islands are grouped into Greater Sunda islands of Sumatra, Java the southern extent of Borneo and Sulawesi. The lesser Sund islands Nusa Tenggara of Bali and a chain of islands that lies eastwards through Timor, the Maluka lies between Sulawesi and New Guinea .
Indonesia is made up of nearly 18,000 islands of which more than 7000 are uninhabited.
Jakarta is the largest city and capitol if Indonesia it lies on the north-west coast of Java at the mouth of the Liwung river. The port of Tanjung Priok is the largest in Indonesia.
The national drink is Arak Bali this traditional spirit is fermented from glutinous rice or sap from the sugar palm, a colourless drink that has a alcohol range from 20% to 50% ABV.
Sapphire Cooler Baijiu Cocktail
25ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
25ml of Arak Bali
15ml of blue Curacao
3 ice cubes
1 cocktail cherry
1 slice of orange
Put all the ingredients except the cherry and orange into a cocktail shaker, shake to mix and then strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with cherry and orange.
V.I.P Jiu 8 - The Full Story
The story of V.I.P Jiu 8 begins on the 2nd of July 2014. It is a tale that begins with a wrongly attributed, chipped and cracked wine cup that hid an astonishing secret dating back to imperial China, a secret connected to its longest-reigning emperor, Kangxi, who ruled China from 1662 until 1722.
The Kangxi Emperor was the second emperor of the Qing dynasty, credited with completing the conquest of China and presiding over one of China’s most glorious eras. He was the single most powerful person on earth at the time, ruling over a vast empire and over 100 million subjects.
The journey starts in Northern England and unfolds across multiple continents, with amazing highs and life-threatening lows. It involves a series of events that have led to the re-birth of a 300-year-old imperial Chinese liquor that hails from within the walls of the Forbidden City.
The V.I.P. Jiu 8 recipe consists of nine ingredients personally selected by the Kangxi Emperor. The recipe has lain hidden for three hundred years. It is unique in the fact that it is an ancient recipe that is brand-new to the market and does not copy or taste like any other spirit. It is historically, enjoyably and restoratively imperial.
Read more: V.I.P Jiu 8 THE FULL STORY