V.I.P Jiu 8 – The Versatile Baijiu

How To Drink V.I.P Jiu 8 - The Versatile Baijiu

First thing to remember about V.I.P. Jiu 8 is, it is a drink made from a recipe that has lay hidden for three hundred years. So in that respect it is brand new to the market and is not a copy of any other spirit in the world.

Drinking V.I.P Jiu 8 Neat

Drinking V.I.P Jiu 8 Neat

From opening the bottle and undergoing your first inhalation of its unique bouquet, your mind is left wondering. What is it that I am familiar with? Then you take a sip. The taste has a myriad of flavours that your taste buds just cannot quite identify. You have to take two or three more tots to get used to its distinctive piquancy, only then will you realise it is a totally new and exciting drink that you are experiencing.

Tea Infusions With V.I.P Jiu 8

Tea Infusions With V.I.P Jiu 8

No matter what time of year it is, tea can be drunk, either hot or cold, for a refreshing beverage, but the benefits go further than merely refreshment. There has been lots of research done showing that drinking tea can actually improve your health. Apart from just being away of getting fluid into your body, study’s have shown tea can help protect the teeth, your heart and may help reduce the risk of certain cancers. Which type of tea you drink can make a difference.

Further Reading: V.I.P. JIU 8 & Green Teas | Tea Infused Recipes With V.I.P Jiu 8

Coffee Infusions With V.I.P Jiu 8

Coffee Infusions With V.I.P Jiu 8

Coffee is a potent source of antioxidants. As a matter of fact coffee shows more antioxidant activity than green tea. Scientists have identified around a thousand antioxidants in unprocessed coffee beans and hundreds of others develop during roasting. Coffee is known for protecting the liver and lowering the risk of type two diabetes, it has also been shown to reduce depression.

Further Reading: Make Frothy Coffee Step By Step With V.I.P Jiu 8 Baijiu

Cooking With V.I.P Jiu 8 & Pairing With Food

Cooking With V.I.P Jiu 8

Drinking V.I.P Jiu 8 with food slows down stomach emptying. This could have health benefits by slowing the stream of sugars and fats into the bloodstream.

So what foods go best with V.I.P. Jiu 8.

V.I.P. Jiu 8 was not conceived to be paired with any specific dish, as is done with wine or other baijiu brands, nor was it created to enhance the cuisine of a specific area, its make up lets it be more general and accompany an array of foods. From sea food, to white meat and from red meat to game.

Since its revival, many people have tried V.I.P. Jiu 8 with a whole range of foods. From Chinese sweet and sour, sticky spare rib, Noodles to stir-fries. Indian curry’s both hot and mild, and a vast range of English dishes. All agree its unique taste lends its self to any meal.

If you are preparing a home made meal for family and friends be it a birthday, a christening, or even a barbecue you can be sure V.I.P. Jiu 8 will enhance whatever you are eating.

Cooking with V.I.P Jiu 8

When cooking with alcohol it improves the food,  for it bonds with both fat and water molecules, which allow it to carry flavours and aromas. In a marinade, alcohol aids in seasoning the meat. It acts in a similar way in cooked sauces, it make food smell and taste better.

That is, it acts as a conduit between flavours of ingredients that are soluble in water, like garlic, herbs and botanicals, then it transfers those flavours to the meat.

Further Reading: What Food Goes Well With Baijiu? | Cooking Batter With V.I.P Jiu 8

Hot Toddies With V.I.P Jiu 8

Hot Toddies With V.I.P Jiu 8

Hot Toddies are typically a drink made by mixing liquor, water, honey and sometimes botanicals. Which is then served hot. Hot toddy recipes are varied and are traditionally drunk before going to bed. Or in cold and snowy, wet and blowy weather. Believed to be good for coughs and colds.

Further Reading: Traditional Easy Hot Toddy Recipes Made With V.I.P Jiu 8 Baijiu | Toddy’s With An Ancient Chinese Twist

Cocktails With V.I.P Jiu 8

Cocktails With V.I.P Jiu 8

Mixing spirits with different alcoholic drinks and other ingredients to create a colourful flavoured drink has most likely been done since the invention of the still, but as with most things within the drink’s industry there are debates about when the term “cocktail” was coined. The Oxford English Dictionary says the word originated in the U.S.A.

The first recorded use of cocktail as a beverage appears in “The Farmers Cabinet, April 28th 1803.

Further Reading: V.I.P Jiu 8 Baijiu Cocktails & Mixers Page 1 | V.I.P Jiu 8 Baijiu Cocktails 2 | V.I.P Jiu 8 Baijiu Mixers 3

Make A Punch With V.I.P Jiu 8

Make A Punch With V.I.P Jiu 8

Punch was a category of drink in bars and inns of olden day England, but the drink we know to day as punch seems to have originated in India. It had five ingredients in it and was known as panc, First discovered by English explores in the 1600s and spread from the U.K. To other countries. Today the term punch refers to a large selection of drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Generally containing fruit or fruit juice.

Further Reading: V.I.P Jiu 8 Baijiu Party Punch Recipes