Two shots of soju in glasses being held
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Homemade Recipe to Make Soju

Make your own batch of this Korean drink at home!
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: soju
Appliance: Strainer
Servings: 1 bottle
Author: Ishani Bose

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of white rice
  • 4 cups of cold water
  • 1 packet of yeast
  • 8 tbsp of Nuruk enzyme (specifically used for making rice wine)
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 4 tbsp sugar

Instructions

  • To brew your own soju, you should first soak 2 cups of white rice in water for one hour, then steam.
  • Once cooked, place the rice in a sealable container and add 4 cups of cold water, yeast, and 8 tablespoons of Nuruk enzyme, which is sold specifically for making rice wine.
  • Stir the mixture twice a day for a week, then let it sit undisturbed for two weeks.
  • When ready, strain the mixture, and pour two cups of water through the strainer into the liquid.
  •  Lastly, dissolve 4 tablespoons of sugar in your beverage and store it in a bottle. 

Notes

Given that this drink is likened to vodka by many, it can be used to make many cocktails.