La Chine is the opulent new Chinese restaurant inside Manhattan's Waldorf Astoria hotel, where dishes hail from all over China. Here, some plates are more traditional than others. Take, for example, a starter of star anise and soy-flavored foie gras-stuffed cherries versus an entree of wok-seared lamb with cumin and shallots. Yet, old meets new in both food and drink. Below, La Chine's Fortune cocktail, which the restaurant suggests garnishing with a chocolate fortune cookie.
1 ounce Cognac, such as Pierre Ferrand "Ambre"
1 ounce aged rum, such as El Dorado 12 year
1 ounce Pedro Jimenez sherry, such as Lustau
1 dash Bittermens' Xocolatl Mole Bitters (optional)
Add all ingredients to mixing glass. Add ice and stir for thirty seconds. Strain into a Nick & Nora glass.