In the first part of our new series highlighting only-in-China bevs, we tried Fang
’s multilateral mix, the Ping Pong Diplomat (65RMB). The Diplomat bills itself as fostering Sino-Cuban-Canadian relations, which we can only applaud in this fractious world of 2018. And what better way to ease international tensions than with a cocktail of Havana rum, Pagoda huangjiu,
Canadian maple syrup and a dash of orange and lemon? The drink comes topped with a hua mei,
a dried prune, which is the huangjiu
accompaniment of choice for the old Beijingers we see necking this spirit in less stylish digs than Fang.