5 Delightful Soju Cocktail Recipes That Will Light Up Your Party

The holiday season is here and it’s time to celebrate! We love to throw parties during this time of year and one great way to get the evening started off right is with fun soju cocktails instead of the same old drinks.

As K-drama lovers, we all know what soju is since it is practically in every K-drama. And given how beloved the drink is in Korea it’s no wonder that soju is somehow featured in so many Korean TV shows and movies. Koreans will drink it on every occasion such as graduations, birthdays, going away parties, funerals, and so on. In fact Soju is not just alcohol but it really is a part of Korean’s daily life.

What might surprise you is that soju is also the # 1 selling liquor in the world. Since it is a clear, colorless distilled alcohol, it is often described as Korean vodka. However, it has a half alcohol content (about 20%) than vodka (40%).

With less alcohol content, soju makes a great replacement for other hard liquors for cocktails for those who want to enjoy the party without getting buzzed too early.

Here are 5 soju cocktail recipes to wow your friends! Cheers! 🥂

1. Soju Cosmo

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Ingredients per 1 drink

  • 1.5 ounces Soju
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec (or Cointreau)
  • 1.5 ounces cranberry juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • Orange zest twist, sugar rim, mini candy cane, and fresh mint leaves, garnish (optional)


  1. Chill martini glass in the freezer.
  2. Remove glass from the freezer, rub the edge of the glass with a lime slice and dip it in powdered sugar that you’ve spread on a plate.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
  4. Add the soju, triple sec, and cranberry and lime juices.
  5. Cover and shake vigorously to combine and chill.
  6. Strain the cosmopolitan into the chilled martini glass.
  7. Twist the orange zest over the drink, put mini candy cane and fresh mint leaves on the rim, and serve.

2. Melona Soju Cocktail Recipe


  • 1 bottle Soju
  • 1 can Sprite
  • 2 Melona Popsicles
  • Some ice
  • Fresh mint leaves and orange slice, garnish (optional)


  1. Blend this all together until it reaches a slushie consistency.
  2. Pour the drink into the chilled glass.
  3. Put orange slice and fresh mint leaves on the rim, and serve.

3. Soju Mojito

Ingredients per 1 drink

  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • ½ lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 3 fluid ounces Soju
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • ½ cup Sparkling water


  1. Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass.
  2. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice.
  3. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice.
  4. Do not strain the mixture.
  5. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice.
  6. Pour the soju over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water.
  7. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

4. Yogurt Soju

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Ingredients per 1 drink

  • 3 fluid ounces Soju
  • 3 ounces Asian yogurt drink, plain or flavored, thawed if frozen
  • 3 ounces lemon-lime soda, such as Sprite or 7UP


  1. Pour ice, the soju and yogurt drink Into a stainless steel cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake until ingredients are thoroughly chilled.
  3. Add the soda and stir.
  4. Strain into a glass and enjoy!

5. Soju Sunrise

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Ingredients per 1 drink

  • 3 fluid ounces Soju
  • 3/4 cup orange juice 
  • 3/4 ounce grenadine syrup 
  • Orange slice, for garnish 
  • High-quality maraschino cherry, such as Luxardo, for garnish 


  1. In a highball glass filled with ice, pour in the soju and orange juice.
  2. Slowly pour the grenadine into the glass over the back of a spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass, allowing it to settle at the bottom.
  3. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.

Our Soju Recommendation for Soju Cocktails

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Yobo Soju, $37 –  It is an award-winning, craft soju made right here in New York from grapes. Yobo is handmade using local harvest grapes and water. The taste is clean and refreshing and I love that there are no sulfites, preservatives, additives or sugars added. Highly recommend!

Here is how to somaek video if you want to try another way to enjoy soju other than soju cocktails.

Hanyoo Park is a content creator for Best of Korea. She was born in Seoul, Korea, and currently lives and works in Manhattan. She is mom to a 4th grader and a proud maximalist who loves everything about life.

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