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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Apple Soju Cocktail

Apple Soju Cocktail

This past week the two things that have been on the forefront of my life are food and cocktails. This is not necessarily a bad thing. This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend not one, but two amazing food events and see a lot of fab people from all over town. Of course I was too busy eating and drinking to take pictures, but believe me when I say, it was an amazing time. I kicked the weekend off with LA Wine Fest on Saturday. It was a hot, sweaty affair with tons of interesting wines, and not enough food. Luckily we made up for the lack of sustenance with a trip to Jitlada Thai immediately after. I would have loved to fast, but the next day I had Taste of the Nation to look forward to. The amount of food was simply overwhelming. Highlights for me were the beef skewers from Chaya, the pork belly from Mercantile, and the liquid olives from The Bazaar. Naturally when you're on a roll with the food and cocktails, it's hard to just stop. On Sunday I made a trip to the Bev Hills farmers market with Chrysta from Kiss My Bundt. Apples aren't really in season so they are a great deal and I got one so I could make this great drink I recently spotted on Momofuku For 2. This is really refreshing and perfect to cool off with on a warm day. The pink lady apples lend their sweetness and mild tartness to the soju and the lime water helps this effervescent drink feel light. This is a perfect sitting on the patio while watching your afternoon waste away kind of drink...not that I know what it's like to have a patio anymore, but a girl can dream, right?





Apple Soju Cocktail
(Adapted from Gourmet, October 2007)



Makes about 4 servings

1 Pink Lady apple
1 1/2 cups soju
Chilled lime flavored sparkling water
Lime wedges, optional, for serving

Cut apple into matchsticks, discarding core, then put in a pitcher and stir in soju. Let macerate, covered and chilled, at least 30 minutes.

Fill 4 glasses with ice. Strain about 1/4 cup soju into each glass, then add some apple pieces to each glass. Top off drinks with sparkling water and some of the apples. Serve with lime wedges if desired.

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17 comments:

Pam said...

This sounds great! I've never had an apple cocktail and must try it as it looks very refreshing and delicious!

Erica said...

Sounds like you've been hitting up a lot of great events. I really enjoyed attending the Taste of the Nation near me. Its cool to test out all the different dishes and find restaurants you may never even have heard of before! Fun drink. I've never tried soju.

Bridgett said...

Sounds like you have been having a good time lately! This drink will be fabulous to enjoy this summer as well. Great recipe.

Joanne said...

It sounds like you had one awesome weekend! I really don't make mixed drinks enough, but I love apples and this sounds like the perfect thing to relax with after work/school!

Diana said...

I had so much fun with you at wine fest! Wish I could have joined you at Taste of the Nation -- next year!

Anna A. said...

wow yum i'll cheers to that! (very much so needed in your case ;)

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Pink Lady's are my absolute favorite apple. Lovely cocktail. xo

Jane Ko said...

Great for summer nights!

Maria said...

Refreshing!! You are always doing something fun. Good for you!

Catherine said...

This looks very delicious and refreshing. Perfect for summer! I'm a long time reader of your fabulous blog, but first time follower as I've only just opened a blogger account and set up a blog (http://bakezilla1.blogspot.com/). I just hope mine is as great as yours! :)

Jenn said...

I could certainly use one of these right about now.

Cooking with Kait said...

What a wonderful summer cocktail. I missed Taste of the Nation this year, but it sounds like you has some good eats.

vanillasugar said...

what a gorgeous photo esi.
i miss la and all it has to offer for events--lucky you.

Kerstin said...

I wish I was enjoying one of these right now - yum! Blogger events are the best - glad you've been having fun!

M. said...

looks very refreshing, will have to try this on one of those hot weekends :)

The Food Addicts said...

This looks so refreshing I wish they served this at the taste of the nation. :)

Sophia said...

Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Summertime Sipper Contest! It looks delicious!