Taboo Sunrise Baijiu Cocktail

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden city is a small city comprising of red walls and yellow glazed roof tiles, located in the heart of Beijing. It measures 961 meters in length and 753 meters in width and has more than 90 palace compounds and is surrounded by a moat which is 52 meters wide at parts. The orientation of the forbidden city follows a north-south line. Within the compounds all the most important buildings face south to honor the Sun.

The forbidden City was the political and ritual centre of China for 500 years. After it was completed in 1420 it became home to 24 emperors, their families, entourage and servants during the Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.  The last emperor of imperial China (Puyi 1906-67) was expelled in 1925 when the city was turned into the Palace museum.

Taboo Sunrise Baijiu Cocktail

45ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
25ml of brandy
25ml of white rum
90ml of unsweetened orange juice
2 teaspoons of Amaretto di Saronno
A dash of Angostura bitters
½ a slice of orange
½ a slice of lemon
5 ice cubes crushed

Put half the ice into shaker, add the rest of ingredients except the orange and lemon, shake to mix. Put remaining ice into goblet and strain cocktail over, garnish with orange and lemon.

Lot Number 128V.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