I’m not a big drinker — if I have too much (read: more than one drink) — I turn an embarrassing shade of tomato and promptly pass out. Nonetheless, sometimes I come across drinks that I really like. The apple soju cocktail is one of them.
While doing a search online for Momofuku recipes, I ran across a recipe for apple soju cocktails on epicurious.com. It was originally printed the October 2007 issue of Gourmet. It’s a super simple recipe and even though I thought the soju would taste overwhelmingly strong, after adding the apples, it was light, refreshing and just a touch sweet. It’s the perfect summer cocktail.
Apple Soju Cocktail Recipe
makes 4 drinks
1/2 a Pink Lady apple
1 cup soju
2.5 cups chilled tonic water
4 lime wedges
Cut the apple into matchsticks then put in small pitcher and stir in soju. Let macerate, covered and chilled, at least 30 minutes.
Fill glasses with ice and strain about 1/4 cup soju into each glass and add some apple pieces and a wedge of lime. Top off the drinks with the tonic water and enjoy!