I was inspired by the TV show Warrior on HBO - a great representation of Asian American culture. While watching the show I wanted to make a drink for one of my favorite characters Mei Ling, and encapsulate the daring, and decadent feeling of the show and San Francisco in the 1800s. This is an after dinner drink, as it is a play on an Alexander cocktail.
Dry shake all ingredients, and then strain back into the shaker.
Shake again with ice and strain into a coup glass.
Top with poppy seeds optional.