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Hello everyone! Today I’d like to introduce you to Subak Soju, a very popular cocktail in Korean bars in America that you can easily make at home. It’s made with soju, which is the #1 distilled beverage in Korea but not well known to the rest of the world. If you can’t find it in a Koreatown near you, you can substitute it with vodka.
The fun thing about subak soju is that you can use the blended flesh of the watermelon to make your drink and use the watermelon shell to serve it in — nothing is wasted! The first time I ever tried something like this was at one of my favorite Korean bars in Manhattan, Pocha 32. They make it from half of a large watermelon that everyone at the table can share together, not with small watermelons like I do in this video.
Whichever method you use, the ratio of soju to blended watermelon is 1:1. People love the floating ice and the delicious watermelon in this drink – it’s sweet, cold, and very refreshing. But be careful! It tastes very fruity but there’s a lot of alcohol inside!
This video was filmed at the Tastemade kitchen studios in Los Angeles with Hilah of Hilahcooking. Jimmy Wong of Feast of Fiction also stopped by for a drink. Check out their channels and subscribe to them, they are all pretty cool.
Ingredients (Serves 4-8):
Posted Saturday, September 14th, 2013 at 3:19 pm
Tagged: cocktail, 수박소주, Jimmy Wong, Korean cocktail, korean food, Korean food blog, Korean food images, Korean food website, Korean kitchen, Korean recipes, Maangchi Korean cooking, Maangchi recipes, Maangchi's recipes, soju cocktail, sojusubak, sojuwatermelon cocktail, subaksoju, tastemade, watermelon cocktail, watermelon recipe, watermeolon drink
Originally posted on September 14, 2013 at 3:19 pm by Maangchi
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