Ross Woodford on Baijiu Boozing and Hangover Cures

By Bryan Grogan, March 11, 2019

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Kitchen Confidential takes a peek behind the curtain at our favorite PRD bars and restaurants and the misadventures that people (like you) get up to when given too much free reign. 

Ross Woodford is an accomplished mixologist, having worked for years in bars throughout England, Australia and Shenzhen, and now creates gorgeous cocktails at his bar, Life on Mars, in Shenzhen. We caught up with him to get his views on China bar culture.

Self-portrait cocktails…
I actually enjoyed this one, and it happened only recently! A girl came in, sat down and asked me for a cocktail that looked like her, totally deadpan.

Working with a hangover…
Avoid! Avoid! Hangovers affect everyone differently of course, some can deal with it and some can’t. Personally, a hangover for me is a full day of pain, which is why I’ve carefully cultivated the tendency to drink a lot of water while I booze.

Unique China bar experiences…
The dedication to getting that selfie. Girls will come to buy our prettiest cocktail, snap a load of photos and then sit there editing and uploading without even taking a sip before leaving. It still baffles me a bit. 

Favorite baijiu experience…
My favorite was my introduction to Moutai, a high-end baijiu beloved by my father-in-law. I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only was it not bad, I actually liked it! It was a bonus to find this out as my FiL attempted to outdrink me, which was a bad decision considering that I’m a seasoned ‘professional’ drinker who is also about a foot taller than him.

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[Cover image via Ross Woodford]

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