China White
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China White
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China White is a creamy and indulgent cocktail, named after the highly potent and addictive opiate. It combines the richness of Baileys with the sharpness of vodka and the bittersweet ... more China White is a creamy and indulgent cocktail, named after the highly potent and addictive opiate. It combines the richness of Baileys with the sharpness of vodka and the bittersweet taste of coffee liqueur to create a truly unique and addictive drink. This cocktail is said to have originated in Shanghai in the 1920s and is often associated with the lavish and hedonistic lifestyle of the city during that time. The combination of warm coffee flavors and smooth cream creates a luxurious mouthfeel, while the vodka adds a subtle kick of alcohol. The overall result is a rich and decadent flavor profile that will transport you to the vibrant and seductive nightlife of China. Whether enjoyed as a dessert cocktail or a nightcap, China White is sure to leave a lasting impression.
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25.67% | 1.16 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a China White

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well
Strain into a shot glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should the ingredients for a China White be combined?

The ingredients for a China White (Bailey's, Vodka, and Coffee liqueur) should be combined by shaking them together with ice in a cocktail shaker, then strained into a shot glass. Despite its cold serving suggestion, it's important not to stir the mixture, as shaking ensures a well-mixed and chilled outcome.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass for serving a China White?

A China White is best served in a shot glass. This choice complements its total volume and presentation style, making it easy to consume in one shot while experiencing the full blend of flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a China White compare to other common cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 25.67%, the China White falls into the higher range of potency for cocktails, especially for its size. Most classic cocktails have varying alcohol content but generally range from 15% to 30%. This makes the China White particularly strong, given its volume and the fact that it is consumed in a single shot.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in a China White without significantly altering its taste?

While the unique taste of a China White comes from its specific ingredient combination, it's possible to substitute similar liqueurs for a slightly different taste profile. For example, you could use a different cream liqueur instead of Bailey's or a different brand of coffee liqueur. However, the overall balance of coffee, cream, and vodka flavors should be maintained to keep the essence of the China White.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What types of occasions are best suited for serving China White cocktails?

Given its strong, bold flavor and shot glass serving, the China White is well-suited for occasions like adult parties, celebrations, or as a pre-dinner drink during formal gatherings. Its richness and alcoholic content make it an excellent choice for moments that call for a memorable and impactful drink experience.

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