5. Jiangshi Jitters

Matt, Cat, and guest Matt Smith investigate vampires of the Eastern tradition!

Cocktail Concoction: The Qi-Reviver

Muddle 1 medium strawberry into the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and pour in the following:

1.5 oz Vodka

.75 oz Shoaxing wine

.75oz Lychee syrup (from canned lychee)

Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Use 1 lychee as garnish.

Delving into the Jiangshi genre, tune in as we talk Mr. Vampire (1985) and Rigor Mortis (2013). Hopping vampires might not sound intimidating, but these qi-sucking clawed revenants are nothing to joke about! So, make yourself a Qi Reviver (instructions below) and steel yourself for the Jiangshi Jitters! In looking for a good jiangshi pairing, we accidentally paired up the same films that the New York Asian Film Center did back in 2014! Click here to read more.