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How to Make Makgeolli (Homebrew Recipe)

Makgeolli is a raw, unfiltered alcoholic beverage, traditionally made from rice, water, and a fermentation starter called nuruk. The Korean drink consists of two distinct layers that can be seen when the strained alcohol settles. The top, transparent layer, which is known as yakju or cheongju, can either be served separately or distilled into soju. …

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Makgeolli Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Brooklyn’s Hana Makgeolli sells an undiluted version of the classic Korean rice beverage. Closer in alcohol content to wine than beer, this cloudy, slightly effervescent brew works nicely in a spirit forward cocktail, such as this riff on the rye whiskey old fashioned. Find ginseng syrup at your local Korean grocery store or order it …

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Ginger Makgeolli Twist Recipe | Saveur

Ginger and rum lend a tropical note to makgeolli-brewer Alice Jun’s refreshing twist cocktail. For this recipe, seek out an undiluted, premium version of the Korean rice beverage, such as Jun’s Hana Takju 16. As for ginger liqueur, either Domaine de Canton or The King’s Ginger are excellent options. Featured in: “Makgeolli Magnate Alice Jun …

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Yuzu Makgeolli Mule Recipe | Saveur

Bright and bubbly, this effervescent cocktail from Brooklyn makgeolli-maker Alice Jun is easy to love. Seek out an undiluted, premium version of the Korean rice beverage, such as Jun’s Hana Takju 16. Yuzu syrup, which is also known as honey-citron tea, has a marmalade-like consistency; find it at your local Asian market, or online. Featured …

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Fall Flavors Are the Best. Here’s How to Do Them Right.

Sponsored by The changing leaves, crisp sunny days, the heavenly scent of apple pie wafting through the air—fall brings on all the cozy feels. Now, more than any other time of the year, the season’s delicious pleasures delight bite after bite (and sip after sip). And, if we’re really being honest, no fall properly commences …

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The World’s Very First Orange Wine Store Opens In New York City

If you’ve visited a natural wine bar in the past few years, odds are you’ve tasted orange wine. Once a niche Georgian style, the amber-hued beverage has become the trendy darling of organic and biodynamic wine wonks the world over. Made from white grapes, orange wine gets its sunny tint from “skin contact”—that is, being …

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This Ingredient Is The Secret Behind Crafting a Japanese-Style Cocktail

Sponsored by Though rice is one of the world’s most important crops, we don’t see it represented behind the bar nearly enough. Historically, you’d be much more likely to encounter spirits crafted from agave, barley, corn, and sugarcane. Yet, as Asian foods gain more mainstream visibility in the States and as Asian cocktail culture flourishes …

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Dissecting the Classic Gin Gimlet, an English Classic

Ask any bartender what the classic gimlet recipe means to them, and you’ll likely get a variety of answers belonging to one of two camps: fresh lime juice or lime cordial. Even for a cocktail with only two or three ingredients, it’s nearly impossible to zero in a singular and definitive recipe. So I consulted …

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