A yogurt cocktail might sound crazy if you’re new to soju, but yogurt soju is popular in Korea and all over Asia. The best part is it can be made with only three ingredients.
You’ll find it in private homes and prominently displayed on bar menus. This Korean yogurt cocktail recipe is made with soju (a clear distilled liquor made from rice that many people liken to vodka), fruit-flavored or plain Asian yogurt drink (similar to kefir or lassi), and a fizzy soda.
Sprite or 7-Up works fine but some recipes call for fruit juice instead of, or in addition to, the soda (grapefruit juice is popular for its tart flavor). Soju, itself, also comes flavored (peach, blueberry, and pomegranate flavors are popular) and they can be used as an alternative to unflavored Soju.
Don’t be afraid to experiment to see what combinations you like best, as it’s difficult to make a bad Korean yogurt soju cocktail. It’s delicious, refreshing, and tangy. But they can sneak up on you. So proceed with caution!