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Lemon Soju

This drink with its soju lemonade vibes is light and refreshing, perfect for casual sipping!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Keyword alcohol, cocktail, egg-free, lemon, nut-free, soju, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 149 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • ¼ cup plain unsweetened soju or 2 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice or 1 ounce
  • ice
  • thinly sliced lemon for garnish


  1. Combine the hot water, sugar and salt until the sugar and salt are completely dissolved.
  2. Pour the sugar water into a cocktail shaker or an old jam jar, then add the soju, lemon juice and a few scoops of ice. Place the top or lid on the container, then shake until the outside of the container is cold.
  3. Place a scoop of fresh ice in your serving glass. Strain the drink (leaving the ice behind) into the glass, then serve!

Recipe Notes

Granulated sugar can be substituted for honey or agave.

Can be made ahead; store in the fridge without the ice for up to a few days.