What glass is soju served in?

What glass is soju served in?

shot glass
Traditionally, soju is served by the bottle at the table. But doing that is against the law in the U.S.: Distilled spirits can be served only by the shot glass. State liquor laws require restaurants to serve distilled spirits like soju by the shot glass. In Korean tradition, it’s served by the bottle.

What kind of glass do you drink sake out of?

Nowadays, the sake is typically served in ceramic cups. The cups used for drinking sake are generally small cylindrical vessels called o-choko or choko (猪口, o- is an honorific prefix in Japanese used such as o-sake and o-makase), but may also include flatter shapes such as wide-mouthed bowls.

What is the Korean version of sake?

Makkoli is the Korean equivalent to sake and is essentially a rice wine that is fermented (not distilled). It’s left unfiltered and has a tangy flavor because it naturally contains a lactic acid similar to that found in yogurt.

What is a sake bottle called?

Shuki is the general name for sake vessels. Some of the shuki are made of pure wood and have a drum-like shape. The aroma of the wood harmonizes with the sake, making it mild and easy to drink.

What is the alcohol content of sake?

Wine typically contains an ABV between 9% and 16%, while beer is usually around 3% to 9%. Undiluted sake, however, has an ABV of about 18%-20%. If sake is diluted with water before it is bottled, the ABV will be around 15%.

Do you sip soju?

You never pour your own soju; it’s always consumed as a communal drink. After the first drink, glasses are filled up whenever they’re empty, and people pass the bottle around the table. You can sip it if you want, but shooting it is more common.

Why are sake glasses so small?

The smaller the cup, the more often you can pour for them, thereby showing honor and reverence each time they drain their glass. This is the main reason traditional sake cups are so small, to allow for this ritual to take place as much as possible when drinking with friends.

Can I drink sake in a wine glass?

For sake that fall into the ginjo or daiginjo categories, we recommend drinking with a wine glass rather than Japanese traditional sake cups like ochoko. A wine glass helps to collect and release nuanced aromas over a larger surface area, whereas with a small ochoko, the fragrance is not as palpable.

What is the difference between sake and shochu?

Sake is a brewed alcohol while Shochu is distilled liquor, which also leads to the difference in alcohol contents. What’s more, Sake is made to be drunk within a year of its release, while Shochu can improve with ageing.