Soju is South Korea’s most popular tipple, with the average citizen over 20 getting through 1½ bottles per week. 

Soju: the secret to drinking South Korea’s favourite tipple, not to be confused with Japanese shochu

  • Clear in appearance, soju is smooth, with a clean taste, viscous texture and hints of sweetness on the finish 
  • The average Korean aged over 20 drinks 87 bottles of soju a year, or 1½ bottles per week
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Soju is South Korea’s most popular tipple, with the average citizen over 20 getting through 1½ bottles per week. 
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Bar manager Jonny Amir preparing the Milano cocktail at Zest in Central, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong bartender’s Milano cocktail a tribute to the fashion capital with a Japanese twist

  • Jonny Amir, of Zest by Konishi, says the cocktail he devised is inspired by both the Milano-Torino and the Garibaldi
  • A little yuzushu - yuzu-macerated in sake - adds a taste of the Land of the Rising Sun
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Bar manager Jonny Amir preparing the Milano cocktail at Zest in Central, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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