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For #ThirstyThursday this week, now roaming around South Korea, we’re having our first sips of the country’s national drink: soju!
This is an alcohol with origins of distilled rice, wheat, or barley. But today’s soju is usually just ethanol that’s been watered down to about 20%-35% alcohol and with some artificial flavoring thrown in for good measure. It’s cheap stuff found in the convenience stores and costs less than a can of beer. Sounds great, huh?
It’s drunk chilled, neat, and as a shot. We were a little scared to try. So how is it?
It tastes what you would expect watered down ethanol to taste like. It goes down harsh, but not too terribly offensive. It certainly helps to warm you up from the insides in this cold weather!
And the more we drink it, the more we think it’s okay-ish. Then again, perhaps ask us tomorrow what we think about soju. It’s notorious for producing horrible hangovers! Uh-oh. 🤤
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