2000s Recipes + Menus

Apple Soju Cocktails

Makes 8 drinks
  • Active Time:10 min
  • Start to Finish:40 min
October 2007
This refreshing aperitif, a brainchild of David Arnold of the French Culinary Institute, bathes crisp matchsticks of Pink Lady apple with soju (a Korean spirit) and a little sparkle.
  • 1 Pink Lady or Granny Smith apple
  • 2 cups soju or sake
  • 5 cups chilled tonic water (40 fluid ounces)
  • 8 lime wedges
  • Equipment:

    an adjustable-blade slicer fitted with 1/4-inch julienne blade
  • Cut apple into matchsticks with slicer, discarding core, then put in a pitcher and stir in soju. Let macerate, covered and chilled, at least 30 minutes.
  • Fill 8 (12-ounce) double Old Fashioned glasses with ice. Strain about 1/4 cup soju into each glass, then add some apple pieces to each glass. Top off drinks with tonic and serve with lime wedges.
Cooks' note: Apples in soju can be chilled up to 2 hours.
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