Korean restaurant Hanjip, in Culver City, California, is turning the soju cocktail game on it's head - and it's awesome. Cocktails come out in bottles , making South Korea's unofficial national drink more fun than ever.
Soju is a rice wine, though in Korea it's also distilled from foods like sweet potatoes and tapioca. Ryan Wainwright, head of beverages at Hanjip, says soju is in the same vein as sake. Others liken soju to South Korea's version of vodka.
At Hanjip, there are only two flavor bases: aloe, and yogurt - popular flavor profiles in South Korea. The result is a super light and refreshing drink, straight out of a bottle. Perfectly paired with that bowl of bibimbap.