David Choi, owner of the Seoul Q restaurant in University City, Missouri, loves his soju shots with dinner – but wanted a way to introduce soju’s charms to a new audience, in the form of a refreshing, easy-drinking cocktail. Enter the Seoul-jito, Choi’s fresh, delicious highball with the flavors of mint, pomegranate, ginger, and lime.

Choi’s original recipe called for sweetened lime juice and fresh ginger juice – wefresh lime juice and ginger syrup, but you can do it either way. Just be certain one of them is sweetened! The recipe also called for plain club soda, but it’s perfectly nice with a flavored sparkling water that picks up on the flavors in the drink, like lime or pomegranate.

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In a shaker, muddle the mint with the ginger syrup. Add the remaining ingredients (except the sparkling water) and ice, and shake well. Strain into a tall ice-filled glass and top with sparkling water. Garnish with a fresh spring or mind and/or a lime twist.

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