Brooklyn’s Hana Makgeolli sells an undiluted version of the classic Korean rice beverage. Closer in alcohol content to wine than beer, this cloudy, slightly effervescent brew works nicely in a spirit forward cocktail, such as this riff on the rye whiskey old fashioned. Find ginseng syrup at your local Korean grocery store or order it online. Get started with your own homebrewed makgeolli with our guide to the classic korean rice wine.
- 3 oz. premium makgeolli, such as Hana Takju 16
- 1 oz. rye
- ½ oz. ginseng syrup
- Dash of Angostura bitters
- Dash of orange bitters
- Orange peel, for garnish
Rye whiskey, amaro, and an herbal alpine liqueur combine in this chocolate-scented cocktail »