The Psy Sour

Try this recipe for The Psy Sour from Judy Joo's cookbook, 'Korean Food Made Simple'
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The Psy Sour

Jean Cazals

The Psy Sour

Look for Korean ginseng drink with honey in Korean markets. It usually comes in small clear bottles; the most popular brand is Royal King. If you cannot find it, honey syrup (right) is a good substitute. Yuja, an Asian citron fruit, is called yuzu in Japanese and is available at Japanese markets. Lemon juice will do in a pinch. We serve ours with a ginseng candy and a traditional Hwatu playing card. 

Excerpted from KOREAN FOOD MADE SIMPLE © 2016 by Judy Joo. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

1
Servings
106
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Psy Sour:

  • 7  Teaspoons  41 percent soju, preferably Hwayo
  • 5  Teaspoons  yuja juice or fresh lemon juice
  • 1  Tablespoon  Kamm & Sons Ginseng Spirit
  • 1  Tablespoon  Korean ginseng drink with honey or honey syrup (see recipe below)
  • large egg white
  • 1  Dash of  lavender bitters (optional)
  • strip lemon peel, for garnish (optional)
  • piece ginseng candy, for garnish (optional)

For the honey syrup:

  • 2 1/2  Teaspoons  honey
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  hot water

Directions

For the Psy Sour:

Combine the soju, yuja juice, ginseng spirit, ginseng drink, egg white, and bitters in a cocktail shaker and shake for 10 seconds. Fill the shaker with ice and shake hard for 15 seconds more. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with the lemon peel and/or ginseng candy, if desired. Drink the cocktail before and after eating the ginseng candy to experience the difference in flavor.

For the honey syrup:

In a small bowl, stir together the honey and hot water until the honey has dissolved.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Calcium, Ca
47mg
5%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
37mg
5%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
49mg
3%
Water
53g
2%