Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary

Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary

Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary

A Unique Bloody Mary Blend of Soju and Vegetable Juice
Soy Sauce, Fish Sauce, Rice Vinegar, Gochugaru
Garnished with
Kimbap, Pickled Yellow Radish, Tomato
Celery Stalk with Roasted Seaweed

Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary

It’s late in the evening on a hot steamy summer night. Come, join us on the patio. We’re having a cocktail that is sure to perk you up, and it’s served complete with its own anju (snacks enjoyed while drinking alcohol).

Soju is a Korean alcoholic beverage distilled from rice that has slightly floral and barely sweet flavors. Pleasantly light with a round mouth-feel and an alcoholic content of 20%, it is usually enjoyed neat, sipped from a shot glass. With about half the alcohol content as vodka, soju is also a perfect spirit to pair with our unique Korean Bloody Mary mix, it is tasty as well as refreshing…

Our Korean Bloody Mary mix is a blend of soy sauce for salty-umami flavors, fish sauce for sour-umami flavors and depth, rice vinegar for a bright acidic note, and gochugaru, a Korean red chili powder that is definitely spicy but also has a balanced fruitiness, slight smokiness and depth of flavor from the sun-dried red peppers.

The rim of the glass is coated with a smoky mix of gochugaru, smoked paprika, Kosher salt, and celery salt. Enjoy smoky, spicy, salty flavors even before taking the first sip.

Now for the anju: We have danmuji, a Korean yellow pickled radish that is sweet, sour and crispy. And while our Bloody Mary is garnished with that ubiquitous celery stalk, it is served with a twist! The “tree” is decorated with strips of gim, a seaweed that is roasted with sesame oil and seasoned with sea salt. Munch on crispy strips of gim while sipping the spicy cocktail. And finally, kimbap is a seaweed rice roll filled with yellow radish, spinach, carrot, egg, and fish cake. With so many flavors packed in a tidy little package, kimbap makes a snappy colorful addition to our Korean Bloody Mary.

Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary Recipe

Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary
Korean Bloody Mary Mix

Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary

Makes 1 cocktail:

  •  3/4 c. cold V8 vegetable juice
  • 1 t. soy sauce
  • 1 t. fish sauce
  • 1 t. rice vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 1 t. gochugaru

Combine all ingredients. Mix well and let stand 5 minutes or more to let gochugaru infuse flavors into the juice.

Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary

Korean Salty Rim

Equal parts:

  • kosher salt
  • celery salt
  • smoked paprika
  • gochugaru

Combine ingredients in a shallow bowl. Mix well. Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with lemon juice then dip the rim into the Korean Salty Rim mixture.

Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary

Place plenty of ice into the glass. Add vegetable juice mixture then pour  1/4 c. cold soju over the top.

Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody MaryGarnish

  • kimbap (seaweed rice with fillings)
  • danmuji (pickled yellow radish)
  • cherry tomato

Thread tomato, danmuji, kimbap, onto a skewer.

  • celery stalk with leaves
  • gim (roasted seaweed)

Slice gim into strips. Place strips of gim between the leaves of the celery stalk.

More Anju

K-POP {Korean Popcorn}

Fresh Popped Corn, Sesame Oil, Gochugaru,
Sesame Seeds, Korean Roasted Sea Salt, Seasoned Seaweed

Korean Popcorn and Korean Bloody Mary

Still hungry for more snacks? Try my Korean Popcorn recipe here.

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Korean Soju Kimbap Bloody Mary

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