The next installment in our Makgeolli Cocktail experiments is something that was inspired by….dare we say it….breakfast! There are a number of fruit makgeolli cocktails available in bars these days, but we haven’t come across any using fresh fruit as yet. This cocktail came out thick and smoothie like, and the added shot of hard liquor could be further experimented with. Again the trick is to have frozen fruit on hand to get that iced chill and frothy finish.
1 large frozen strawberry
1 small handful frozen blueberries
1 cup of Geumjeong sanseong (금정산성) or other light, sweetish makgeolli
1/2 shot of gin
Place berries, makgeolli and gin in a blender and mix until there are no chunks of fruit left. Enjoy!
Remember: The key to all makgeolli cocktails is the type of makgeolli, and the flavor will change according to which makgeolli you choose. This worked with a very well known makgeolli that has a light, slightly citrus taste. A lighter, more balanced makgeolli goes well with the sweetness of the fruit.
Have you tried this recipe? Had different results? Tell us what you think!