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Soju Watermelon Cocktail

A refreshing and sweet soju watermelon cocktail (Subak Soju) recipe that's super simple and quick to make. Perfect drinks to entertain guests with or when you want that to treat yourself!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian, Fusion
Keyword: easy summer cocktail, soju watermelon, Subak Soju, watermelon cocktail, watermelon soju
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Joyce


  • 4 cups Watermelon (3 lb)
  • 1 bottle soju (360ml)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)


  • Remove the skin and cut the watermelon up into chunks that will fit into a blender
  • In a blender, blitz it until it is liquidy (don't worry if it becomes frothy)
  • In a large bowl or large pitcher, pour out the watermelon juice through a strainer. If it is very frothy, you can run it through the strainer twice to remove some of the foaminess.
  • Add the bottle of soju and maple syrup and mix
  • Refrigerate for an hour or until it is cold.
  • Serve with lots of ice and sprigs of basil or mint (with flowers) as a garnish and enjoy!


  • If you are substituting maple syrup with honey, melt the honey with 1 tablespoon of hot or warm water before adding it into the juice so that it mixes in smoothly without sugar clumps which can settle on the bottom. Honey tends to solidify when it gets cold.
  • If you are substituting the maple syrup for honey, try to use darker honey (like buckwheat honey) for a bit more flavor.
  • You can omit the alcohol in this cocktail to make it a virgin cocktail


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg