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New makgeolli cocktails at Joo

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Located in a three-story shophouse in Bugis, Joo dishes out Korean food and makgeolli, a traditional Korean rice wine. Recently, Joo launched a new range of makgeolli cocktails which is set to excite the fermented rice brew lover even more. Korean bartender Eddy Jang was inspired by the atmosphere of Korean cities as well as districts, and has dreamed up a collection of five tipples that evokes the spirit of each area. The base for each cocktail is Joo’s House brew organic makgeolli (also known as Joo Brew) – a cloudy, light-bodied and mild tasting drink.

Here are a few of the must-try Makgeolli cocktails at Joo:
The Busan Breeze ($20 – see main image above) is a free-spirited blend of Joo Brew, Tanqueray No. 10, Peachtree schnapps and Blue Curaçao and is a nod to the city’s coastal beauty. This sea-blue creation is served in a highball glass with a cucumber and fresh rosemary garnish.

Gangnam Dreaming ($22) is a stylish nod to the trendsetting and upmarket district, consisting of Joo Brew, Chambord, Grand Marnier, St-Germain and Champagne. Best enjoyed in a champagne glass, this berry-tinged fashionista is fruity with a touch of elegant fizz.

Hong Dae Tripping ($24) is a zesty drink akin to the artsy vibe of this area, and is a delicious mix of Joo Brew, Grey Goose, Apricot Brandy, Cherry Blossom syrup, Lemon, and fresh Rosemary. This blushing beauty is shaken and served in a martini glass.

Hong Dae Tripping

Hong Dae Tripping

Itaewon Freedom ($22) combines the best international flavours in one drink to mirror the cosmopolitan vibe of the area. Punchy flavours from the Balvenie 17 yr Double Wood, and house-infused Cinnamon and Coffee Vodka are tempered by the milder Joo Brew, making this drink an ultra-smooth concoction.

A sip of Insadong Memories ($20) and one might feel a sense of nostalgia reminiscent of this neighbourhood that is filled with historic buildings. Robust notes of Amaretto and muddled ginger accentuate the Joo Brew for a soul-fulfilling drink. It is crowned with shaved cinnamon and sliced Korean dates.

<strong>Joo</strong>
5, Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188094
Tel: 8138 1628
Opening Hours: 5:30pm to 12 midnight daily

Author: Javan Ng
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