Drama Drinking 2: The Art of Kdrama Mixology

It’s November already! The drama year is barrelling to an end and so it’s time for another round of Drama Drinking.

As we head once again into the silly season, it seems a good time to propose some new recipes for our favourite (and “favourite”) 2022(ish) Korean dramas.

What drinks did you pair with dramas this year?

Suggest your own or ask your own Kdrama mixologist to whip something up for you

My Liberation Diary: Somaek

Let Mr Gu worship both you and the little green bottle. Whether it’s a cold winter night in a timeless rural area or a warm day in a big city, there’s nothing like this classic mix of soju and beer to help you through the painful journey of changing your life. Which just goes to show that two things from different worlds might work well together, even better than they do by themselves. Either that or life is something that shouldn’t be attempted sober.

Three parts soju
Seven parts beer (preferably lager)

I’m sure he loves you just as much

Extraordinary Attorney Woo: Virgin Daquiri

Want a cool and relaxing drink to while away the hours dolphin-spotting but don’t like alcohol? This classic daquiri can be made by substituting a non-alcohol white cane spirit for rum. Or mix it up and try a local Jeju Island fruit to create a regional version. Anything to keep cool while you’re hoping to say hello to your sea mammal friends. Or add rum afterwards to drink away your sorrows over the breakup.

Virgin Daquiri
3 tablespoons white cane spirit
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup

If this day doesn’t require a drink, it will soon

Big Mouth: Mouse Trap

Want a soothing and refreshing drink to go with your drug-induced hallucinations? Or just an easy drinking cocktail to wash down your false imprisonment? Try a Mouse Trap. Whether it’s a crimelord in the mouse trap or you in the trap of mice, this is an all-seasons drink that can be sipped or slammed down fast while you’re on the run.

Mouse Trap
45ml of Triple Sec
60ml of Vodka
60ml of Orange Juice
90ml of Sprite
45ml of grenadine syrup

Mouse in the mouse trap

Little Women: Royal Orchid

Nothing says elegant simplicity like this Royal Orchid cocktail with a dash of blue curacao to make it easier to poison your enemies. If you’re the kind of person who knows what St Germain liqueur and gold rum are, then you are worthy of this sophisticated drink: whether you’re embezzling billions, bidding on exotic orchids in Singapore, or painting masterpieces under acid sprinkler. Better off in a cocktail glass, although a mouthwash bottle will do in a pinch.

Royal Orchid
St. Germain liqueur
1 tablespoon gin
1 tablespoon gold rum
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons guava nectar or papaya juice
Dash of Blue Curacao
Garnish: lime wedges

Lesson 1: Don’t drink it if it’s blue

The Silent Sea: Raspberry mojito

If you’re the kind of person that googles things like, “what does space taste like?” then you’ll have discovered it apparently tastes like raspberries and smells like rum. So what could be better for watching humanity drown on the moon than this raspberry mojito. And if looks like blood and water, well, that’s just a bonus.

Raspberry mojito
Lime chunks
Sugar syrup
Mint leaves
White rum
Soda water

In space, no one can hear you binge drinking


3 thoughts on “Drama Drinking 2: The Art of Kdrama Mixology

  1. Lol – the last one – love it. In space, no one can hear you binge drinking. I’m up for a mojito anytime.

    We went to a gin festival a couple of months ago. Some of the fantastic botanicals used would certainly enhance and compliment the above dramas.

    1. Oh yes I think we could a gin drama selection. I’m a longstanding gin fan and am glad it’s now getting the love it deserves.

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