If you like your soju, I am sure you will like this simple but yet very nice way of having your Korean soju. When we were on holiday in Korea, we stumbled upon a shop that had watermelon soju which was served in a glass.
I thought why not serve it in the watermelon itself! Wouldn’t that be a great conversation starter?! The only challenge would be how to get your guests to share the straw and convince them that it is totally okay to do that.
Alright, maybe your friends are not so comfortable with that idea. In any case, let them figure out the drinking part, where there is soju, there is a way. So here’s a really simple recipe to get you started on your journey to becoming a great host.
Watermelon (whole) about 7 – 7.5kg
A bottle or two of soju
1. Cut off a small section of the top of the watermelon. Then with an ice cream scoop, dig out the insides into dollops of watermelon fruit. Reserve them in a bowl and then throw the bowl into the freezer. Leave overnight. The watermelon dollops will be frozen and act as ice cubes for the soju.
2. When about to serve, dump the watermelon fruit back into the watermelon shell. Then pour the soju into the watermelon and serve. Easy.
Bon Appetit !!