ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Chinese Inspired Cocktails

Updated on September 3, 2017
Lychee Martini
Lychee Martini | Source

The Flavor of China in a Cocktail Glass!

There is a trend towards cocktails that use Asian flavors instead of just straight alcohol concoctions. This trend has seen a rise in Japanese Inspired Cocktails, Vietnamese Inspired Cocktails and also Chinese Inspired Cocktails. Of course the Chinese inspired cocktails also came to the fore during the lead up to the last Olympics at Beijing when people wanted Chinese inspired cocktails to serve at their Olympic parties.

Most of the time when people think of Chinese cocktails they think of the Lychee Martini, but other flavors are often used in China such as sweet and sour and sesame and these flavors can provide a base for some delicious Chinese inspired cocktails.

Have You Ever Tried a Chinese Inspired Cocktail?

See results

Chinese Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Chinese Mary

1 ½ oz Vodka
3 oz sweet and sour sauce
½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 drops Tabasco
½ tsp lemon juice
1 pineapple wheel

This is a take on the traditional Bloody Mary cocktail, but uses the sweet and sour sauce instead of the tomato juice to give it a Chinese twist. Simply place the vodka, sweet and sour sauce, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Pour into an old fashioned glass to serve and garnish with a pineapple wheel.

Chinese Cocktail

1 ½ oz Jamaican rum
½ oz grenadine
1 dash bitters
¼ oz triplesec
¼ oz maraschino liquor

The Chinese Cocktail is (apparently) a traditional Chinese drink and is very easy to make……now I personally don’t see what makes it Chinese except for the name, but to make it you simply place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve and enjoy!

Chinese Inspired Lychee Cocktails

Now any drink that combines Lychee liquour with anything will definitely be a Chinese inspired cocktail in my book and here are a few –

Canton Delight

2 parts Lychee Liqueur
1 part Ginger Liqueur
1 part Grapefruit Juice

The Canton Delight combines Lychee with ginger for a very fresh taste. This cocktail is another very easy to make one simply combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve.

Lychee Martini

There are a few different twists on this martini and this is just one of them.

2 shots vodka

½ shot Lychee liqueur

2 shots lychee syrup (from the tinned fruit)

Shake all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a cocktail glass to serve.

Lychee and Rose Petal Martini

If you can get rose petal vodka liqueur this is a really nice martini to make……I have problems finding it near where I live, but it’s really worth the trouble of finding it as you can also make Turkish Delight inspired cocktails with it….but I’m getting side tracked!

1 ½ shots gin

1 ½ shots rose petal vodka liqueur

1 ½ shots lychee syrup (from the tinned fruit)

Pop all of the ingredients into your trusty cocktail shaker along with some ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve. I like to pop a lychee in the bottom of the glass, but if it’s for a romantic occasion I’d float a rose petal on the top instead!

More Chinese Inspired Cocktails

You can find more Chinese Inspired Cocktails including another version of a Lychee Martini and one called Sesame Delight which incorporates the Chinese love of sesame seeds with alcohol at Asian Inspired Cocktails –

Will You Be Trying a Chinese Inspired Cocktail?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Sandyspider profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Thanks for sharing these cocktails


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)