Today I was feeling in the mood for a Chinese inspired cocktail. So I started to browse the gazillions of drink recipes out there when I stumbled across something called a Chinese Cocktail! Score, just what I was looking for! I'm not exactly sure what about this cocktail makes it Chinese (since none of the ingredients are at all related to China), but I assume the name has something to do with the vibrant, beautiful color of the drink. The color could be called Chinese red. I can't wait to try it this weekend when I eat Jon Ching's Chinese New Year feast. To make this at your own little Chinese New Year fete,
1 1/2 oz rum (dark Jamaican preferably)
1/2 oz grenadine
1 dash Angostura bitters
1/4 oz orange curacao (you could substitute triple sec in a pinch)
1/4 oz maraschino liqueur or grenadine
lemon twist, cherry, optional garnish
Stir all of the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cherry and lemon twist if preferred.