For those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, we all know that winter is upon us complete with fluffy snow and cooling temperatures. And although this drink isn’t a Chinese native, we could think of nothing else that could warm us up more this time of year than a China White.
This drink can either be a mellow accompaniment to a gathering of friends or if shot back can get the party going. Whatever your style…tis the season.
How to make a China White:
-1 part Irish Cream (Bailey’s)
-1 part White Crème de Cacao
-1 part Vodka
There two options for putting this drink together. You can shake all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and strain into a long stemmed shot glass or layer the liquids starting with vodka, crème de cacao then Irish cream and get a neat effect. For a festive touch garnish with ground cinnamon. Serve and enjoy!
Want to get a great China White? Check out some of to best luxury hotels in China:
Classic, luxurious and huge – the Regent Beijing has one of the best locations in Beijing. Here, you’ll be stones through from the city’s main commercial shopping areas and tourist attractions. Make sure to get a room with a good view of the Forbidden City, so you can observe the comings and goings of this mystical area of the city while sipping on a China White.
Grand Hyatt Macau:
A high-end retreat for both business travelers and sightseers, Grand Hyatt Macau is a grand hotel of 791 rooms and suites. When you walk through the lobby, be sure to enjoy the enticing smells of Peaking duck. Also, be sure to spend some time taking in the fabulous décor here – the lobby has a great glass chandelier depicting rain.
The Upper House:
Maybe a boutique hotel is more your style. If so, The Upper House in Hong Kong is exactly what you’ll be in the mood for. The Upper House hotel boasts excellent views of historical Victoria Harbor and has an understated style that we really love here at Kiwi Collection. Check it out if you’re in the mood for a very special treat this season.
The Peninsula Shanghai:
Have a little art deco with your China White when you stay at the Peninsula Shanghai hotel. This gorgeous retreat recently opened in October 2009 and has 235 guest rooms of pure luxury. The design is inspired by the Art Deco period and the Golden Age, so if you’re a fan of this style you will absolutely love it here. And, another special treat you’ll get when you stay here is amazing views of the city – the historic Bund, the Huangpu River, Pudong and gardens of the former British Consulate.
The PuLi Hotel and Spa:
Right in the thick of things, the PuLi Hotel and Spa has a great, convenient location in Shanghai. The city itself is ancient and quite historical, and the PuLi Hotel and Spa is modern gem right in the middle of it. Think deep earth tones, luxurious fixtures, comfy beds and a streamlined design. Whatever you do, make sure to spend some time at the spa here. And, to top it off, this hotel was recently voted the best new hotel by TravelWeekly.
Pangu 7 Star Hotel Beijing:
Pangu 7 Star hotel, Beijing, is one of the city’s most unique hotels. This luxury hotel in Beijing is shaped like a dragon, and stretches the length of seven football fields. The hotel is awe-inspiring, that’s for sure, because it also soars 19 stories above ground. We love that every room has a traditional Chinese painting. One of the best features of this hotel is its location – right next to the Dragon Corridor Boutique Street filled with flagship stores and international brands. Last minute Christmas shopping anyone?
W Hong Kong:
Found on the famous Kowloon side of Hong Kong, the W Hong Kong is the perfect luxury hangout if you want to see and be seen in one of the city’s most interesting areas. Rooms are a spacious 420 to 2,000 square feet, which is definitely a luxury in Hong Kong where space is hard to find. You’ll find excellent shopping, great restaurants and lounges right on the premises at this hotel – so people who are only in the city for a short time can still live it up large here.
The Opposite House:
Located in the cosmopolitan district of Sanlitun, The Opposite House is a welcomed oasis from the hustle and bustle of Beijing. At this luxury hotel you will find an extraordinary mix of old and new wit a design and style unlike anything you will have seen. Complete with its very own art house and spacious studio suites, The Opposite House is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and inspired.
Park Hyatt Shanghai:
Best known for its incomparable level of personalized service, The Park Hyatt, Shanghai is a luxurious modern Chinese residence in the heart of Shanghai’s business district. Housed in one of the tallest buildings in the world each room offers breathtaking views of the city or the Huangpu River. Recently the Park Hyatt, Shanghai is also the recipient of Interior Design Magazines award for “Best Corporate Hotel Award”.
Mandarin Oriental Sanya:
Ever thought you could have a tropical getaway in China? Set on the southern tip of China’s only tropical island, Hainan, the Mandarin Oriental Sanya where you can indulge in a luxury beach resort where there’s always a cozy place to take a nap in the sun. Surrounded by the crystal clear South China Sea where every villa enjoys the view will is a tropical getaway you will never forget.
Sofitel Xian On Renmin Square:
Ideally situated on Renmin Square and close to many of the city’s historical sites, Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square is perfect for those who would love to expose some of the great sites China has to offer. This luxury hotel integrates the best of modern living from stylish suites, restaurants, and a grand theater within the ambiance of historical treasures.
URBN Hotels Shanghai:
Say hello to China’s first carbon neutral hotel, the URBN Hotels Shanghai. This eco-chic, 26-room luxury hotel has been created with 100% locally made or reclaimed materials all while reflecting Shanghai’s unique and dynamic character. And before you leave the hotel, URBN give you the chance to offset you own carbon foot print by taking part in their Million Tree Project to plant one million needed trees in China by 2014.
Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16:
The Sofiel Macau at Ponte 16 is an ideal getaway spot for both business and leisure travelers alike. Close to the Ruins of St. Paul’s Church, A- Ma Temple and Macau Tower this is also a great location to seek out and discover the wonders of Macau. All rooms feature exquisite design with extraordinary views of the city or the Macau Inner Harbor complete with all the luxury amenities that on could ask for.