Happy hour at home with these soju cocktails
Staying home doesn’t mean you have to forgo happy hour! Reward yourself after a long day of work with a drink at home. These soju cocktail mixes can be made at home very easily with ingredients found in your local supermarkets.
1. Yogurt Soju (Yakult + Soju + Chilsung Cider)
Yakult is mainly known as a kids drink, but Korea has put their own spin on it. Called Yogurt Soju, this drink consist of mixing Yakult, soju and Chilsung Cider (Korea’s version of Sprite) into a easy-to-drink cocktail.
50% Chilsung Cider
2. Cojinganmek (Cola + Soju + Beer)
You might have heard of the somaek (soju + beer), but here’s an upgrade not to be missed. Meet your new go-to mixture – cojinganmak! This concoction contains two different shots – soju and coke – stacked inside a cup of beer. The drink starts of with the taste of beer and soju, and ends with the refreshing sweetness of coke. Be careful – the sweetness of the coke disguises how potent this drink actually is!
10% Shot of Coke
10% Shot of Soju
90% Cup of Beer
3. Ujjujju Melony (Melona + Soju + Chilsung Cider)
For a creamy kick, you only need to combine three ingredients. Melona is a popular ice-cream in Korea that can be found in many convenient stores. Simply pour a yourself a cup of soju with cider, and stir a Melona bar in until it dissolves. The Melona keeps your soju cold and turns your drink into a hard milkshake. Melona comes in 4 different flavours: banana, honeydew, mango and strawberry. Pick your flavour and start stirring!
1 Melona Bar
40% Chilsung Cider
4. Enerzizer (Soju + Gatorade + Hot 6)
If you need a little perk-me-up during your nightlife escapade, hop by your convenient store in Korea and stir up an Enerzizer. This combination of soju, Gatorade, and Hot 6 (Korea’s Red Bull) is sure to give you that boost to stay up all night!
40% Hot 6
5. Soju Coffee (Soju + Coffee)
Here’s Korea’s response to an Irish coffee! If the Enerzizer cocktail is too harsh for you, this might do the trick! A simple mixture of coffee and soju, Soju Coffee might just be your companion to last you through your day.
80% Coffee (either black or white works)
6. Korean Screwdriver (Orange Juice + Soju)
Adapted from your typical Screwdriver (orange juice + vodka), Koreans have put their spin on it by replacing the vodka with soju. You’ll be surprised by how much the taste changes because of this switch!
80% Orange Juice
7. Subak Soju (Watermelon Soju)
This drink is great for parties! Subak Soju is made from blending watermelon with soju and then using the remaining watermelon shell as a bowl to drink from. While it may take a little more effort to create, this combination is sure to impress your friends.
1 Bottle of Soju
1 Cup of Ice
8. Grape gummy soju (soju + grape gummies)
1 packet of grape gummies 1 bottle of soju
Pour the grape gummies into a cup and fill to the brim with soju. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.
9. Strawberry Infusion Soju
Dice up your strawberries and slice your lemons, this infused Soju drink will have you sipping up for days. Place the fruit in a jug with sugar syrup, ice, and soju and let it sit in the fridge for 1 day at least.
Another ice cream cocktail is the Screwbar-ju, aptly named after the screwbar ice cream. Just pour your soju along with some cider into a cup and dunk your screwbar in!
11. Soju Tea cocktail
Tea cocktails are all the rage right now and soju is no exception to this. Brew a pot of your favourite tea ( we like it best with white tea or peach tea) and serve it with sliced fruits of your choice. Don't forget to chill and add your shot of soju!
Tankboy is another famous Korean ice cream, this time pear flavoured. Add 4 shots of soju along with 1 tube of pear ice cream for your sweet treat!
Who else loves gummy bears? Grab a handful of your favourite gummy bears and soak them in a shot of soju!
Other Korean cocktails
White Grape Beer (Beer + Bong Bong)
Embrace the newest fad in Korea – Korean beer and Bong Bong white grape juice! The sweet white grape pulps adds a refreshing texture, making your beer even more pleasant to drink. You’ll definitely get addicted to this mix!
50% Bong Bong White Grape Juice
50% Korean Beer
Hongchobulmak (Makgeolli + Blueberry Vinegar + Sikhye + Burn Energy Drink)
This drink ventures into pretty adventurous grounds! Makgeolli (rice wine) and Sikhye (rice beverage) are two popular rice-based drinks in Korea. Usually drank on their own, this mix combines both beverages and adds in Hongcho Blueberry Vinegar and Burn energy drink. The result is a milky blueberry cocktail that you won’t find at your regular bars.
25% Hongcho Blueberry Vinegar
20% Burn Energy Drink
Red Eye (Beer + Tomato Juice)
If your head is hurting the next day from a whole night of drinking, here’s a quick drink to help with that hangover. A combination of tomato juice and beer (if you have any leftover from last night) provides a savoury saviour from your misery! Add an egg into the mix to boost your recovery.
50% Tomato Juice
1 Raw Egg (Optional)
Chewy Jelly (Lemon Vodka + Vitamin water + Bong Bong + Fruit Cocktail)
If you’re looking for a fruity fix, look no further than Chewy Jelly! This mixture brings 4 fruit flavoured elements together while providing an alcoholic kick. You can use a flavoured vodka like KGB Vodka and mix it with your preferred flavour of Vitamin Water. Finish the combination off with a can of Bong Bong and a spoon of fruit cocktail.
50% KGB Vodka
25% Vitamin Water
25% Bong Bong White Grape Juice
1 Tablespoon of Fruit Cocktail
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