Definition of soju
: Korean vodka distilled usually from rice or sweet potato
Recent Examples of soju from the Web
As the name suggests, the restaurant will also serve soju, a traditional Korean alcohol.
In a July 2016 interview on the travel podcast Counting Countries, Johnson boasted of gaining notoriety after once stepping off a moving North Korean train while drunk on soju.
Korean food has become cool in the West in recent years, with bulgogi meat appearing in fusion tacos and hipster bars making cocktails with soju, Korea’s answer to vodka.
Inside Dondoh, which opened in December in the San Isidro district, hundreds of wooden ema prayer tablets hang above the bar, which is stocked with soju and sake.
Though chimaek places specialize in beer (it’s in the name, after all), many also serve the sweet rice liquor known as soju; some Koreans blend the two into one glass for a potent combination.
There’s a playful menu of unpretentious pan-Asian small plates, like a Szechuan chili dog, and cocktails named after Wong Kar-wai movies: In the Mood for Love (sake, ginger, cranberry juice), Chungking Express (soju, Calpico, nigori).
To refuse soju is rude, even if one is already drunk.
The bar doesn’t have a full liquor license, just beer and wine (and vermouth, soju and whatnot).
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Origin and Etymology of soju
First Known Use: 1951See Words from the same year
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