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.