A drink inspired by Vietnamese beef noodle soup? Stay with us. Invented at a cocktail competition in 2012, this spicy, herby beverage with a Cointreau and gin base is popping up all over Vietnam. The original and best is served at Nê Cocktail Bar in Hanoi (3b Tong Duy Tan, Hoan Kiem; +84 90 488 62 66). You even get a plate of lime, coriander and chilli on the side so you can add tang to taste but, thankfully, they hold the beef and noodles.