Peach Yogurt Soju + Ginger Plum Kombucha Cocktail

Summer Cocktails: Peach Yogurt Soju and Ginger-Plum Kombucha Cocktail

#DRINKTHESUMMER – Possibly the funnest hashtag party, ever, wouldn’t you agree? This came at the perfect time – Boston is heating up in a big oven and I was just starting to play around with my mason jar shaker for some cool, refreshing cocktails. I don’t actually drink too much, but occasionally I will have one cocktail. My husband is the real drink appreciator, so I was happy to greet him after his surgery shift with TWO cocktails. You read that right – I became so wrapped up in creating summer appropriate cocktails and so fired up by this virtual collaboration (bloggers are the best – who else gets so excited about making cocktails??) that I couldn’t let two ideas go. So, I made both, because they’re both incredibly simple. In fact, if I just posted one cocktail recipe I would almost feel like I’m cheating you guys. That’s how simple these cocktails are.

Read on for the recipes for peach yogurt soju and ginger plum kombucha cocktail.

Summer Cocktails: Peach Yogurt Soju and Ginger-Plum Kombucha Cocktail

In the meantime, I just wanted to say that we have two spots still open for our food photography and styling workshop at the end of October in New Hampshire. We’ll also be exploring sourdough bread-baking and going foraging for mushrooms 🍄🍄🍄😋. It’s going to be a great autumn getaway!! See more here: http://www.breadandbarrow.com/table-sharing/
TAMWORTH | le jus d

Summer Cocktails: Peach Yogurt Soju and Ginger-Plum Kombucha Cocktail I told Alex this was not happening every day, but he happily slurped up the yogurt soju and kombucha cocktail with dinner, a perfect way to unwind after a surgery rotation. This is part of a virtual blogger drink party, so be sure to check out everyone else’s concoctions, listed at the end of the post!!! A huge thanks to Sherrie and Renee for putting this awesome party together!! Summer Cocktails: Peach Yogurt Soju and Ginger-Plum Kombucha Cocktail

Summer Cocktails: Peach Yogurt Soju and Ginger-Plum Kombucha Cocktail

Peach Yogurt Soju
I have fond memories of this drink. Way back when I first started drinking, I hated the taste of alcohol. My palate was super unrefined and I gagged at whiskey and bourbon. It was New Years Eve and I was back home in California with my sister and our best friend. We decided to stay in and have our own private celebration. We made yogurt soju. A quick trip to the Asian market and we had a pitcher of lovely yogurt soju. Have you ever had “Asian yogurt”? I think they are called Yakult, but they are easily distinguishable by the bottle they are stored in, and there are many brands of this yogurt in the markets. They are tiny, cute, and covered by a foil lid. This was the drink (nonalcoholic) of my childhood. We would take these bottles and freeze them, then suck on it as it melted. Yum. Sometimes frustration would build up and I’d smash it until the icy chunks fell out. But anyways, this contributes to the main taste of this cocktail. Honestly, this is probably an unsophisticated cocktail that most would turn their nose on, but it’s fun! It’s so refreshing when ice-cold and the addition of fresh fruit makes it even better.
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Summer Cocktails: Peach Yogurt Soju and Ginger-Plum Kombucha Cocktail

Ginger Plum Kombucha Cocktail
If the previous cocktail was the unrefined cocktail, then this will be the foil. A smooth, refreshing, tangy, sophisticated kombucha cocktail. Haha, I’m giggling as I write it, because it’s a super easy cocktail too! Muddle ginger with ice, mint, and lemon juice, then pour vodka + kombucha, and shake. I had a mini fiasco when making this. Somehow the lid slipped off and cocktail splashed EVERYWHERE. I was shocked and angry. But then I remade it and sipped on one while photographing the rest and everything was OK. You can find the how-to for homemade kombucha here. I used my plum kombucha and it worked really well. Even my husband, who actually does not like kombucha, enjoyed this cocktail. The vodka probably did it for him… xD
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#DRINKTHESUMMER 

 Hummingbird High | Thyme Lemonade
 Brooklyn Supper | Bloody Maria Cocktails
 Cake Over Steak | Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail
 Loves Food, Loves to Eat | Coconut Nectarine White Wine Spritzers
 Dunk & Crumble | Ginger Peach Whiskey Smash
 Ginger & Toasted Sesame | Blackberry Peach Margarita with Spicy Salt
 my name is yeh | Nutella Egg Cream
 The Pancake Princess | Strawberry Balsamic Shrubs
 Edible Perspective | Rosé Slushies
 Vegetarian ‘Ventures | Sparkling Peppered Plum Blush
 Appeasing a Food Geek | Sugar Plum Margarita
 The Pig & Quill | Raspberry Basil Gingerade Fizz
 Hungry Girl por Vida | Peanut Butter and Berry Smoothie
 A Brown Table | Fig and Bourbon Summer Smash
 The Clever Carrot | 5 Minute White Peach Margaritas
 Cookie and Kate | Watermelon Sangria
 Chocolate + Marrow | Raspberry Thyme Smash
 The Bojon Gourmet | Basil Pluot Pimm’s Cup
 what’s cooking good looking | Watermelon Basil Colada
  i am a food blog | Thyme Gin and Tonics
 Fix Feast Flair | Berry Peachy Kentucky Mules

Summer Cocktails: Peach Yogurt Soju and Ginger-Plum Kombucha Cocktail Summer Cocktails: Peach Yogurt Soju and Ginger-Plum Kombucha Cocktail

 

RECIPE: Peach Yogurt Soju
makes 2

1 cup soju
1 cup Yakult / Asian yogurt
lime-flavored club soda
1/4 cup pureed fresh peach

1| Place everything except club soda in a cocktail shaker and shake well.
2| Pour into vessels
3| Fill with club soda and stir

RECIPE: Ginger Plum Kombucha Cocktail
makes 2

Crushed ice
6 tbsp Vodka
7 tbsp Homemade kombucha
2 dash bitters (citrus is best)
Mint
Juice of one lemon (1 tbsp)
1” peeled fresh ginger, chopped roughly

1| Place the ginger, mint, lemon juice at the bottom of a cocktail shaker and press with a muddler, or a blunt-end kitchen utensil. I used the end of my Chinese rolling pin and it worked really well.
2| Fill the shaker with some ice.
3| Add the kombucha, vodka, and bitters. Shake vigorously and then pour into prepared vessels. Top with lemon slice and mint leaves. Serve cold.

 

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  • I love those little yogurt drinks! When I was a little girl and I lived in Korea there was a lady who’d go door to door selling them and we always had a supply of them. We always had them frozen in the summer to cool off.

    I LOVE the combination of yogurt and soju and I can’t wait to try it with the peach!ReplyCancel

  • Oooooh these are absolutely lovely. I want all of it now, please. And you know—YOU KNOW—how excited I am for your homemade kombucha!!! Errythang. Also—that yogurt in a bottle reminds me of kefir. I wonder how similar they are.ReplyCancel

  • These are gorgeous Betty!
    I really need to start making my own Kombucha. This ginger cocktail sounds lovely!ReplyCancel

  • The only problem is…. which do I make first?!?! They both are awesome and so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Look at you, being an overachiever with not one but TWO amazing cocktail recipes!!! I love it.

    Also, the yakult cocktail sounds interesting!!! I still have fond memories of my mom packing yakult in my lunchbox for a snack (is this an asian mom thing or what?). Never thought to combine it with alcohol, but now I am very, very intrigued.ReplyCancel

  • Mmm Betty! These cocktails look totally divine! Gosh you’re getting me with all this kombucha – totally swooning.ReplyCancel

  • HOMEMADE. Kombucha. Cocktails. OMG!!! So innovative, so perfectly Betty! Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Um, this might be the most genius use of Yakult I’ve ever seen! And it sounds delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Yup. There you go, blowing me away with your photography + creativity once again! Not one, but two stunners that I have never heard of and wish I had in each hand right now 😉ReplyCancel

  • Ahhh I’m obsessed with your photos Betty. These are just exquisite, and the flavors sound sublime. I just performed open tart surgery – where are my two cocktails?! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness, Betty – I adore those little Yakult drinks! I love how they’re marketed as kind of a probiotic supplement these days. I just drank ’em as a treat (they’re so sugary!). The styling in this post (as with all your posts) is gorgeous, too. And cheers to TWO cocktails for your deserving hubby! Lucky guy. :)ReplyCancel

  • 2 for 1! Love these recipes so much! I can’t wait to try the ginger, plum, and kombucha combo especially! Happy #drinkthesummer :)ReplyCancel

  • What a cool party and great idea from both Renee and Sherrie.
    Gorogeous pictures and good luck with running your food photography workshop. Sounds awesome.ReplyCancel

  • These are so creative. Yakult and soju, I want to taste that NOW! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Your gorgeous styling and lovely recipes transport me to a far away place, I want to stay a while and sip on these drinks with you! So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Every trip to the Korean market with my mom meant that my brother and I were each grabbing a pack of yogurt drinks! Those tiny bottles and foil lids, memories! I am totally going that have to make this ASAP.ReplyCancel

  • Oh Betty, I could just stare at your photos for hours and hours. AND THAT peach yogurt soju, sounds so DREAMY!!!! Thanks for hanging with us yesterday, all my love girl, xx.ReplyCancel

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