The Terracotta Army – Baijiu Cocktail The Flaming Arrow

The Terracotta Army
The Terracotta Army

For over 2000 years, an underground army of life sized terracotta warriors secretly guarded the tomb of China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, until a chance discovery in 1974 unlocked the mystery of a vanished empire. In March of that year a group of peasants digging a well in drought-parched Shaanxi province in north-west china, unearthed fragments of a clay figure. The first evidence of what would be the greatest archaeological discovery of modern times.

The terracotta army is a collection of statues modeled on the army of Qin Shi Huang, which was created during the 3rd century BC. The army was buried with the Emperor to to protect him and give him people to rule over in the afterlife. Every sculpture has its own unique facial features, and expression, clothing, hairstyle and gestures. The total number of statues is still unknown, but is thought to be 8000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, 150 cavalry horses, plus non-military figures the likes of state officials, acrobats, strong men and musicians.

Flaming Arrow Baijiu Cocktail

45ml of V.I.P Jiu 8
30ml of Martine rose
20ml of Campari
35ml of Cherry Brandy
½ a slice of orange
3 ice cubes

Put all the ingredients except the orange slice and Martini rose into mixing glass, stir and strain into a cocktail glass, then add the Martini rose and garnish with orange slice.