Soju Cocktail Recipe w/ Persimmon | Perfect Holiday Cocktail Recipe | 소주 칵테일 - Modern Pepper #42
It is that time of the year when cocktails are flowing, turning everyone into revelers...:-) This soju cocktail made with persimmons is a perfect holiday cocktail recipe! It is festive looking with gorgeous orange color. And the natural sweet juices of the persimmons makes this soju cocktail oh-so-delightful. And guess what??? Soju is far less in alcohol content (15%) compared to Vodka, Gin, and other distilled spirits, but it still does the trick and will leave you feeling "good and happy." Soju is typically enjoyed neat, but because of the smooth and clean after taste, it is great for making cocktails.
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This Soju Cocktail video recipe includes:
- Persimmon cocktail up with a twist
- Persimmon cocktail with club soda
Below you will find the following:
- YouTube Video: Soju Cocktail Recipe w/ Persimmon | Perfect Holiday Cocktail Recipe | 소주 칵테일 - Modern Pepper #42
- Ingredient List
- Amazon.com links for suggested cocktail gadgets
- Recipe Instructions
- Modern Pepper YouTube Soju Cocktail Video Recipes
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(Serving size: 1 Cocktail)
Up In A Martini Glass:
3 x 1.5 oz Soju (chilled)
1 x 3/4 oz Cointreau
1 Firm Persimmon
1 Soft/Ripe Persimmon
2 Lemon zest strips
4 to 6 Fresh mint leaves
For Garnishing - Small/budding fresh mint leaves
Bubbly In An Old Fashioned Glass:
Ingredients listed above, plus club soda.
Amazon.com Links For Suggested Cocktail Gadgets:
(CLICK on the Amzon.com links below to view the item, NOT the pictures!)
Riedel Vinum XL Martini Glasses, Set of 2
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Spiegelau 4500171 Large Martini Glasses
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Libbey 10-Ounce Preston Martini Glass, Clear, 4-Piece
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VonShef Large Copper Martini Cocktail Glasses Set, Stainless Steel, Set of 2
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Taylor'd Milestones Whiskey Glass, Premium 10 oz Scotch Glasses, Set of 2 Rocks Style Glassware for Bourbon and Old Fashioned Cocktails
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glacio Ice Cube Trays Silicone Combo Mold - Set of 2, Sphere Ice Ball Maker with Lid & Large Square Molds, Reusable and BPA Free
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12 Inches Stainless Steel Mixing Spoon, Spiral Pattern Bar Cocktail Shaker Spoon
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Stainless Steel Boston Shaker: 2-piece Set: Professional Bartender Cocktail Shaker
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Hawthorne Cocktail Strainer - Stainless Steel Strainer for Professional Bartenders and Mixologists
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Double Cocktail Jigger, Set of 3
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RSVP Endurance Stainless Steel 3 Inch Conical Strainer
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Wooden Muddler, Lacquered Walnut
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Stainless Steel Cocktail Muddler Set with Muddler, Cocktail Spoon, Jigger for Cocktails, Professional Grade Bar Tool
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Premium Parisian Cocktail Shaker Barware Set - Copper, 9 Piece
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Up In A Martini Glass:
Chill your martini glass with ice and water. Set aside while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Alternatively, you can store your martini glass in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Slice up the soft/ripe persimmon. In a cocktail shaker cup, add the sliced persimmons and use a muddler to mash up the persimmons. (For a subtle taste of the persimmon, use half.) Pour the soju and Cointreau in the shaker. Tap to secure the 2nd shaker, as shown in the video. Shake well for about 15 minutes. Tap the rim of the larger shaker against your counter to release the pressure, as shown in the video. Twist the lemon zest over the shaker and drop it in there. Add 4 to 6 mint leaves. Using the muddler, gently bruise the mint leaves and lemon zest strip. Tap to secure the 2nd shaker and shake well for 5 minutes. Taste it using a straw. Adjust the level of sweetness to your liking by adding more Cointreau.
Discard the ice and water in the martini glass. Using the 2nd lemon zest strip, twist it over the martini glass to release the oils directly into the interior of the glass. Then take the lemon zest and go around the rim of the glass, and the stem, as shown in the video. This is to create a subtle lemon fragrance to your cocktail. Place the cocktail strainer over the shaker, and holding the conical strainer over the martini glass, slowly pour the liquid over the conical strainer. Use a cocktail spoon to move the liquid around the conical strainer to fully drain all the liquid into the martini glass.
Cut a thick slice (just thick enough so it will not flop over the martini glass) of the firm persimmon and make a short cut on one side of the persimmon slice. Place the persimmon on the rim of the martini glass by letting it slip on the cut. Take a small budding piece of the fresh mint and gently place the root end of where the cut starts on the sliced persimmon, as shown in the video. Your Soju Persimmon Cocktail is ready...YUM!
Bubbly In An Old-Fashioned Glass:
Follow the steps above, except use a heavy base Old-Fashioned glass. After you pour the liquid through the strainer into the glass, add a large ice cube. Then, top it off with some club soda and stir one or twice with a cocktail spoon. Add slice of the firm persimmon and garnish with a small budding fresh mint.
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