Makgeolli Cocktail File – Cherry Mak & Tonic

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And that’s exactly what it is!  When browsing through the fresh food section of the supermarket, we noticed the first fresh cherries on the shelves.  So we thought, why not chop them up and put them in a makgeolli cocktail?  The result was a surprisingly delicious treat!  The bitter sweetness of the fresh cherries mixed so well with the sour makgeolli, and the tonic just gave it that edge.   After giving it a good pulse in the blender with some ice, a nice foamy head topped off a pretty awesome cocktail.

Cherry Mak & Tonic


1 cup of Baedari (배다리) Makgeolli

1 handful of fresh cherries chopped

A splash of tonic water

A few ice cubes


Pour the makgeolli into the blender with the chopped cherries.  Give it a pulse first and taste for sweetness, adding more cherries if needed.  Add the splash of tonic with the ice cubes and give it another pulse.  Pour into a chilled glass and enjoy!

Note:  The kind of makgeolli will change the flavor of your cocktail.  For this recipe we used a thicker, more sour makgeolli to pair with the bitter sweet cherries.

Have you tried the Cherry Mak & Tonic?  Had different results?  Comment below and tell us what you think!

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