I’ve been experimenting with mixers for baijiu, with mixed results. (See what I did there?) A few notes on ones I’ve tried so far:
Soda water takes away the burn of a baijiu, without diminishing the flavor at all.
Lime juice brightens up even a strong aroma baijiu, and works with its flavors.
Coke doesn’t work at all. I think there are too many flavors in the Coke, so combined with the many flavors in a baijiu, you just get a massive clash that tastes disastrous.
I’ll continue to post as I try more mixers.