Have You Tried Baijiu, the Most Popular Liquor in the World?

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We won’t be surprised if you say no. Baijiu is the most widely consumed because it is the most popular (and national) alcoholic beverage in China.

The fermented spirit is starting to make inroads into the United States at several restaurants in New York and Los Angeles, so you might be tasting it soon.

Made from a base of cooked sorghum seeds that are then fermented, baijiu falls into four different kinds, which are based on the final aroma of the beverage. The spirit will have a rice aroma, light aroma, strong aroma, or sauce aroma.

Visit Eater for a complete guide to enjoying China’s national spirit. And remember, it’s strong so it’s best enjoyed with food.