Fermented Rice Wine & Kimchi Cocktail

There are pairings that are made in cocktail heaven. This libation is a perfect example; mingling
homemade kimchi brine with a beautiful fermented rice wine made in the small village of
Ulju-gun, Ulsan, in Korea. Boksoondoga Rice wine is a family-run business and the wine is made from natural fermentation.





1. Place the ice cubes in a cocktail mixer.
2. Pour rest of ingredients into the mixer.
3. Shake 30 times, with vigor.
4. Pour into a prepared glass. See below on how to rim your glass just like the image above.





To rim the glass:

  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) gochugaru*
  • 1 wedge lime

1. Combine the sugar and gochugaru in a shallow dish.
2. Smear the edge of a cocktail glass with the lime wedge.
3. Invert the glass and dunk in the dish.



*Gochugaru, or Korean red pepper flakes, is readily available in Korean or Asian grocery stores.