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Are Baijiu Cocktails the Next Trend?

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The base liquor in a cocktail is essential for its character and style. Currently there are six main spirits that dominate the world of bartending. Those are gin, rum, whisky, vodka, brandy and tequila. However, in our fast-paced world of ever-changing circumstance, there has been a new spirit on the rise. Chinese baijiu is becoming a more viable option for many bartenders, since baijiu manufacturers started targeting the international market. Some scene bars already feature baijiu cocktails on their menu.

Unfortunately, the spirit category with the world’s highest sales numbers has a somewhat antiquated image. The associated consumer group is typically middle-aged to older people. The characteristic aroma of Chinese baijiu is its trademark, but the strong pungency also limits the range of consumption scenarios–as for mixing. Some traditional liquor brands have tried to rejuvenate baijiu, hoping to open the market of young people. However, the acceptance in that market segment is still comparably low. Priming baijiu as a base for cocktails, could bring the turning point in perception.

In recent years, more and more baijius with light flavor have come out. This is due to the international demand, as well as the increased effort and innovation in development of blending techniques. JIANGXIAOBAI is a typical enterprise adept at producing innovative mild flavor baijius. With these new products coming to the market, the mixology scene has one more tile to play with in their creations.

Here are some ways to enjoy your mixed drink with baijiu:

Lowering the degree of alcohol, Sprite or coke make great mixers for light-aroma baijiu. As with whiskies, one could use a drop of water to activate the aroma compounds of baijiu. Or you could cover a plum with boiling water, add ice to cool the mix down and then add the plum to your favorite baijiu. If you like a strong taste, you can add 4 liters of water to half a bottle of baijiu. Down below, find some tasty cocktails with baijiu as a base:

  1. Starlight at Midnight

30 ml light-aroma baijiu

1 small bag of Pop Rocks candy

100 ml cola

Method: Add 4 cubes of ice into highball, pour baijiu and cola in turns. Stir, then add Pop Rocks into glass. Finally, add straw for better drinking experience.

Profile: Sweet, refreshing and tasty. Hear the sound of the Pop Rocks while drinking.

  1. Shanghai Nights

30 ml light-aroma baijiu

10 ml lemon juice

120 ml cola

1 slice of lemon

Method: Add two ice cubes to the glass and pour the lemon juice. Stir, then fill with cola. Decorate with lemon slice.

Profile: Long drink for a chill evening chat with your friends.

  1. Red Sorghum

15 ml light-aroma baijiu

40 ml dry red wine

1 piece of lemon peel or orange peel

Method: Add four ice cubes to the mixing glass. Pour baijiu and dry red wine in turn. Stir for a while, then strain into cocktail glass. Add one piece of lemon peel or orange peel.

Profile: This cocktail is dry and appealingly fragrant.

Baijiu cocktails might still be flying under the radar, but if you like trying new things, don’t hesitate to ask your local bartender for a new mix.

JIANGXIAOBAI is one of the pioneers in baijiu cocktails. Its J-Mix project has been specifically launched to create innovative new mixed drinks and involve the world of bartenders with baijiu. This year, the producer of sorghum spirits provided the official liquor for the IBA (International Bartenders Association) competition.

For more information, please visit: https://www.jiangjidistillery.com/

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Wisdom and Youthful Energy Combined: Tax Attorney Lance R. Drury

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Research done by The American Psychological Association indicates that the average person starts feeling old at the age of 47. This was the most cited age in a survey of 2,000 Americans over 40, with respondents also noting that they begin to worry about age-related bodily changes around the age of 50. Concerns about mental decline and memory loss are prevalent, with a significant percentage of participants expressing fears about their cognitive health deteriorating as they age. Interestingly, fewer people are concerned about losing their youthful looks compared to worries about mental sharpness and staying socially connected.

But at the young age of 70, Tax Attorney at Law Lance R. Drury embodies the belief that age is just a number — not a measure of one’s capabilities. With a career spanning several decades, the spunky lawyer continues to defy societal expectations, showcasing that one can maintain both wisdom and youthful energy well into their later years. Drury’s happy-go-lucky, quick-witted personality offers a refreshing perspective in a world where age often dictates one’s pursuits and achievements.

Lance R. Drury is the founder of the Law Office of Lance R. Drury, a firm renowned for its exceptional tax resolution services. With over 35 years of legal experience, his practice specializes in tax planning, litigation of tax disputes, and negotiation of settlements with tax authorities. Drury’s personalized approach to each case ensures that clients receive strategies tailored to their unique situations.

His offices are located in Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis in Missouri, Nashville in Tennessee, and most recently, San Antonio in Texas. Drury’s practice emphasizes understanding clients’ specific needs and navigating the complexities of tax law to provide clear, actionable solutions. Through his dedicated work, he built a longstanding reputation for his legal acumen and commitment to upholding the highest standards of the legal profession, ensuring that each client receives attentive and effective representation.

We sat down with Drury to discuss his perspective on age and how it influences his dynamic approach to life and work.

All In Your Head

Drury’s response to the question of retirement was profound.

“People often suggest I should retire,” he shared. “But staying active keeps my mind sharp and my spirit youthful.”

His days are filled with interactions that span generations, which he believes keep his mind young and engaged.

“Age is just a sequence of numbers that has no bearing on what you can achieve. The only limits are the ones you set for yourself,” Drury emphasized.

Maintaining Purpose and Connection

Drury highlighted the importance of maintaining a sense of purpose. While retirement for some means relaxation and leisure, for Drury, it’s about continual engagement and growth.

“You don’t retire from life; you move towards new opportunities,” Drury pointed out. “It’s essential to keep forging connections and pursuing goals that keep you connected to the world around you.”

He actively engages with people daily, from colleagues to younger individuals, enriching his social life and broadening his perspectives. This engagement, he noted, is key to feeling connected and vibrant.

The Psychological and Social Benefits of Staying Active

Staying engaged in work and social activities has profound effects on mental health. Drury observed that his professional engagements keep his mind sharp and give him a sense of purpose every day. This routine, he suggested, can benefit everyone, regardless of age. The social interactions that come with staying active help prevent the loneliness and isolation often associated with aging.

“Staying active is crucial for keeping your mind sharp and your spirit engaged,” Drury noted.

A Rebellious Stance on Aging

Drury’s approach is rebellious. Especially in the field of law, defying societal expectations that dictate slowing down with age is unexpected. He finds liberation in continuing his work and enjoying life on his terms. This rebellious stance is about acknowledging the aging process while embracing it with vigor and a clear sense of purpose.

“Rejecting the typical narrative of aging doesn’t mean denying the process of growing older. It means embracing it with enthusiasm and a resolve to live fully every day,” Drury passionately shared. “I encourage others to live joyfully and defiantly, irrespective of age.”

Drury’s narrative is a powerful reminder that age should not limit our dreams or capabilities. Whether it’s continuing a career, engaging with diverse social groups, or simply finding new reasons to enjoy each day, his life exemplifies the power of living without age boundaries. Drury’s advice encourages us to look beyond societal expectations and craft a life filled with engagement, purpose, and connection, no matter how many years we have lived.

In a world that often equates aging with decline, Lance R. Drury stands out as a beacon of enduring vitality and purpose, inspiring all of us to rethink what it means to grow older!

About The Law Office of Lance R. Drury

The Law Office of Lance R. Drury, founded in 2006, has been a leading legal practice in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, San Antonio, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee specializing in tax law matters. With over 35 years of experience, Lance is a nationally-recognized tax resolution attorney providing innovative solutions to IRS tax dilemmas with a team that is dedicated to providing clients personalized and effective solutions for tax planning, dispute litigation, and tax resolutions. For more information, please visit https://www.lancedrurylaw.com/ 

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