so·​ju | \ ˈsō-ˌjü How to pronounce soju (audio) \

Definition of soju

: Korean vodka distilled usually from rice or sweet potato

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Recent Examples on the Web Like Americans, South Koreans typically eat their cereal with milk, but some say green onion Chex tastes better alone or with a drink like beer or soju. Washington Post, "Was new Chex flavor worth South Koreans’ 16-year wait?," 3 July 2020 Asian America Inspired by her Korean grandma, Susanna Yoon makes yuzu and matcha bonbons and soju and black sesame truffles. NBC News, "Korean American chocolatier makes unique treats that are rare to Western shops," 14 Feb. 2020 The secret sauce left behind: so le al (Mama Choi’s acronym for soju, lemon, and aloe), a DIY facial toner meant to brighten, tighten, and clarify her skin. Maureen Choi, Glamour, "My Mother’s 5-Step Korean Beauty Routine Completely Changed My Skin," 21 Sep. 2018 In Korean, Anju refers to food eaten with alcohol, foremost soju, the clear, low-alcohol spirit considered to be Korea’s national drink and the base of multiple drinks at Anju. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "For exceptional Korean food, book a table at Anju," 2 Jan. 2020 What patrons are actually tasting, however, is soju that’s been infused with charred oak and vanilla bean. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Aging is a very good thing at Anju in Dupont Circle," 6 Sep. 2019 The 6,000 square-foot restaurant, currently under construction at the South Heights on White Oak development at 2805 White Oak Dr., will be anchored by a central bar that doles out soju, classic cocktails, beer and wine. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston restaurateur behind Dak & Bop to open Karne Korean Steakhouse in the Heights," 25 Oct. 2019 The Mission District’s soju-slushie serving hangout, Foxsister, will close next month and reopen as a red sauce joint called Great Gold. Justin Phillips,, "Foxsister to close and become Italian-focused Great Gold," 5 July 2019 Park opened Drunken Tiger, Mesa’s late-night joint for soju and Korean booze food, while Rosales launched Good Fortune Kitchen, doing a mix of traditional takes and contemporary riffs on Filipino dishes at pop-ups and events around town. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Why you need to check out Deez Buns, a Tempe spot putting an irreverent spin on Asian bao," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of soju

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Soju.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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