Cocktail Spotlight of the Month

“The Forbidden City”

It’s December, and you know what that means – it’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s also the first week of December, which means another thing – it’s time to introduce Guotai’s December Cocktail Spotlight of the Month.

We’re excited to announce our latest addition to the Guotai Spirits cocktail family…The Forbidden City! 

An invigorating combination of Guotai Baijiu with grapefruit and ginger beer, The Forbidden City highlights Guotai’s floral notes. Its cherry and orange peel garnish add a fruity touch that complements Guotai Legend’s sweet taste.


  • 1 1/2 oz Guotai Legend
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Ginger Flavored Brandy
  • 1/2 oz Mint Syrup

Glassware:  Martini

Garnish:  Cherry and a Lemon Peel

The Forbidden City is perfect to serve at your upcoming holiday party. Sway your friends with a unique and original cocktail – they’ll be impressed with your mixology skills! You can also try the cocktail at Reren Lamen & Bar, where it was originally mixed.

Discover more Guotai cocktail reciepes here!