By Jim Boyce | We were getting boozy a few weeks back at one of my Beijing locals, Q Bar, and the time seemed ripe to finally work on a red wine-inspired frozen margarita. Owner George Zhou used his house wine, Cadet de Ponty from Canon-Fronsac in Bordeaux, to whip up a tasty cocktail called the WuLaLaGarita.
Zhou has since fine-tuned the recipe, including during World Marselan Day with a version called the Mar(selan)Garita. On Friday, the WuLaLaGarita officially launches alongside a trio of Ponty wines poured by Helene Ponty herself:
- Cadet de Ponty 2016—90 percent Merlot, 10 percent Cabernet—at rmb40.
- Clos Virolle 2014—80 percent Merlot, 20 percent Cabernet Franc—at rmb50.
- Blanc de Grand Reouil 2016—Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon—rmb50.
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