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China's national drink goes West

A variety of baijiu cocktails are served at several places in New York, yet getting Westerners to drink the Chinese liquor can still be difficult

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Mr Anderson (above) mixing the Firewater Walk With Me cocktail using Hong-Kong Baijiu - a baijiu brand that is relatively tame in flavour - at the Mission Chinese Food bar in New York.

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Mr Anderson mixing the Firewater Walk With Me cocktail using Hong-Kong Baijiu (above) - a baijiu brand that is relatively tame in flavour - at the Mission Chinese Food bar in New York.

New York

SAM Anderson, the head bartender at Mission Chinese Food in New York, was sitting on a panel of mixologists last spring when the conversation turned to baijiu, the national drink of China.

By volume, baijiu, a clear liquor made primarily from sorghum and rice and aged in

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