Life in a small town on a tiny Korean island means that your international dining options are fairly limited.  Foreign ingredients are pricey, but some friends and I decided to splurge on a Mexican-themed potluck night.  Of course, you can’t have Mexican night without some “south-of-the-border with a Korean twist” themed cocktails.  Soju is the spirit of Korea and, at a buck a bottle, you’ll have extra cash to buy more olives.

Prep time: none

Cook time: 5 minutes


  • 2 liters of orange juice
  • 2 bottles of soju
  • 2 handfuls of blackberries or blueberries
  • 4-5 tablespoons sugar

Method: Bring berries and sugar to a simmer over medium/low heat.  Pour orange juice and a shot of soju in a glass first, then add a tablespoon of your berry grenadine.

These amounts yielded enough cocktails to satiate a group of 6