Ginger and rum lend a tropical note to makgeolli-brewer Alice Jun’s refreshing twist cocktail. For this recipe, seek out an undiluted, premium version of the Korean rice beverage, such as Jun’s Hana Takju 16. As for ginger liqueur, either Domaine de Canton or The King’s Ginger are excellent options.

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Ginger Makgeolli Twist Ginger Makgeolli Twist
A warming, bright, and refreshing cocktail, featuring the classic Korean sool.
Yield: serves 1
Time: 5 minutes


  • 4 oz. premium makgeolli, such as Hana Takju 16
  • 2 oz. white rum
  • 2 oz. ginger liqueur
  • Lemon peel, for garnish


  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice, then add the makgeolli, rum and ginger liqueur. Stir well, then strain into a Collins glass, garnish with lemon peel, and serve.