This Unusual Boozy Beverage Contains Vodka and Fermented Vegetable Juice

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 8, 2015
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This Korean kimchi cocktail combines some unexpected flavors to create a savory boozy concoction.

It's not unusual to come across a savory cocktail, with Bloody Marys, Caesars and martinis offering salt and umami flavors rather than the more conventional sugar and spice. This specialty cocktail gives a Korean kimchi flair to that tradition. Kimchi is a seasoned, fermented vegetable dish served as a condiment or side with a variety of Korean dishes.

The Korean kimchi cocktail, offered at the White Tiger restaurant in NYC's Prospect Heights, blends Tito's vodka and kimchi juice and is topped with a kimchi and blue cheese-stuffed olive. It's aptly named the 'Naughty Kimchi.' For less adventurous drinkers, the White Tiger also serves the 'Straight Outta Gangnam,' a fortified Korean cinnamon tea flavored with bourbon, maple syrup, apple cider and lemon.