If you want to spice up your cocktail game, try this Korean twist on a classic Bloody Caesar. The Seoul Sacrifice is a flavorful concoction that packs a punch with soju, kimchi brine, gochujang, gochugaru, and fish sauce. Here's how to make it:
- 5 oz Clamato tomato cocktail
- 3 oz West 32 Soju
- 1-oz kimchi brine
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 bar spoon fish sauce
- 1 bar spoon soy sauce
- 1 bar spoon or more prepared horseradish
- ½ ounce Worcestershire
- 1/2 tablespoon gochujang, thinned with a bit of soju
- Equal parts sugar, salt, and gochugaru for rimming
- Red chili peppers for muddling and garnish
- Rim a Collins glass by rubbing it with lemon and dipping it in the gochugaru mixture.
- Fill the glass with ice and set it aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, add the lemon juice and muddle a few coins of chili pepper.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the shaker and give it a good shake.
- Strain the mixture into the prepared glass.
- Garnish with imPASTA straw and whatever strikes your fancy. The recipe suggests using baby bok choy, a red chili, and Atwater's award-winning Hakurei pickled turnip.
There you have it, a spicy and flavorful cocktail with a Korean twist. Don't be intimidated by the long list of ingredients. This cocktail is well worth the effort, and once you've made it, you'll have a new go-to drink for any occasion.
This drink is perfect for those who enjoy bold and adventurous flavors, and it's a great conversation starter for any gathering. Impress your friends with mixology skills and share your love for Korean-inspired cocktails.
So, cheers to a great drink and to explore new flavors and cultures. And as they say in Korea, "건배!" (geonbae), which means "Cheers!"