Ji Gong – The Mad Monk

Ji Gong - The Mad Monk
Ji Gong – The Mad Monk

Ji Gong who the people called the mad monk, for his eccentric behaviour, his dirty ragged robe and violating Buddhist monastic rules by eating meat and drinking alcohol had the gift of clairvoyance. One day he foresaw that a mountain peak was about to crash down upon a nearby village.

So he began to warn the village people, telling them of the danger, but they just laughed saying “ its that crazy monk talking nonsense” Ji Gong was at a loss and did not know what to do, but he knew he must do something, as no one took heed of his warning. Then he spotted a wedding procession, quickly he snatched the bride and took off with her draped over his shoulder. Alarmed the groom and the wedding guests called out and chased after the kidnapper, soon the whole village was chasing after Ji Gong.

Just as the people passed the village gates, the mountain top collapsed and came crashing down destroying the village. Ji Gong put down the bride and just stood in his tattered robes smiling and holding a bottle of wine in his right hand.

When Ji Gong died, he was buried in the running tiger spring area and a monastery named Jigong Tayuan was built in honour of him.

Silk Robe Baijiu Cocktail

25ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
25ml of hazelnut liqueur
25ml of single cream
25ml of crème de cocoa
15ml of strawberry syrup
Crushed ice
2 slices of strawberry

Put everything except the sliced strawberry into cocktail shaker, shake to mix and then strain into hurricane glass and garnish with sliced strawberry.