If you want to know the name, let me know and I can do a deeper search for it. So my personal favourite concoction is 1 part Yakult to 2 parts soju, with a small splash of 7-up for a bit of fizz (you can change 7-Up to with soda water, if you don’t want to add on the sweetness). If you are in Korea, or in the company of Koreans, you should follow the traditions of the social sharing ritual when drinking soju. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. The name of the drink translates to “First bad things come then good things”—a perfect description for a drink that starts with a rough somik then finishes sweetly with a shot of cola. If you are interested in guest posting please visit our. Did you know you can read answers researched by wikiHow Staff? If your group is able to get through all the numbers without saying any in unison, the person who says the final number drinks a shot. 19 Sep. Oi queen bee! Modern production of soju filters the alcohol, so sediment is no longer an issue. However even the most traditional bars are happy to supply you with all the ingredients you will need for the perfect night of drinking Korean-style. Then line the glasses up and gently place a shot glass of soju on the rim of two adjacent cups. The effects of this particular booze slowly burn until you are suddenly hit with drunkenness like an anvil drop in a Road Runner cartoon. 1898. Although soju is often compared to vodka, it has a sweet taste due to added sugar. An anju dish of  sundae (순대) goes just right with drinking soju in my opinion. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/a\/a0\/Drink-Soju-Step-1.jpg\/v4-460px-Drink-Soju-Step-1.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/a\/a0\/Drink-Soju-Step-1.jpg\/aid10166172-v4-728px-Drink-Soju-Step-1.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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