Ching Shih, “Madam Ching” was born Shih Yang 1775-1844 in the area of Guangdong. She was a Chinese pirate leader who terrorised the China seas during the Jiaqing period of the Qing dynasty in the early 19th century.
She is widely regarded to be the most successful pirate in history. Based on the fact that she died in her own bed a free woman.
During her active years as a pirate lord, she commanded over the famous Red Flag Fleet that consisted of nearly 2000 ships and 50000 pirates both male and female including children.
Under her rule, the Chinese pirates became invincible, resisting attacks from all major navel powers of her time.
The Red Fleet Cocktail
25ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
50ml of red wine
50ml of blood orange juice
25ml of sweet vermouth
2 teaspoons of Campari
50ml of soda water
A sprig of mint
A slice of orange
4 ice cubes
Put the ice cubes into the wine glass, add the rest of the ingredients, stir, garnish with orange slice and mint sprig.