Citrus-Soju Collins (pictured above)
Ingredients in equal parts
TY KU soju
Ginger syrup and lime juice, combined or high quality sweet & sour mix
Limoncello, Sogno de Sorrento, preferred
Lemon wheel, for garnish
In a tall glass, combine all over ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with equal amount of soda water. Garnish with lemon wheel.
1 large lemon wedge
1/2 ounce Mathilde Poire Liqueur
3 1/2 ounces TY KU Soju
Lemon twist or Asian pear, for garnish
Directions Squeeze lemon wedge over ice. Pour pear liqueur and soju over and vigorously shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and serve with a lemon twist or slice of Asian pear.
Ginger-Thyme Soju Martini
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 lemon wedge
3 1/2 ounces TY KU soju
1 teaspoon ginger syrup
Thyme skewer with small lemon wedge for garnish
In a glass, muddle together thyme sprig and lemon. Pour soju over muddled ingredients, add syrup and shake with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with thyme-lemon skewer or a simple lemon wedge.
Ming Tsai is the host and executive producer of public television series Simply Ming and chef/owner of Blue Ginger restaurant in Wellesley, Mass.