Thursday, November 29, 2012

Seoul, Soju and The Femme Fatale

Apologies,  my internet was down this morning and that's usually when I write the blog.
Excuse the condensed version today.

On this day in 1394, Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, would move the capital of Korea from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul. A exciting city of over 10 million, Seoul boasts beautiful Eastern palace architecture,

File:Seoul Namdaemun gate at night.JPG

with a culture that is now one of the most tech savvy on the planet. Korea is one of the most cell phone dense countries in the world with a 98% usage rate among its population. Home to Kpop and Kdrama there is one more product making its way West.

Soju is a beverage that is similar to saki in that it is primarily made from rice, however it is distilled so it really is more like a vodka. You are starting to see it pop up in restaurants and some liquor stores.

The Historical Inebriant: The Femme Fatale


3 oz Jinro Soju,
1 oz Monin Pomegranate Syrup,
1/2 oz sweet and sour,
Float of champagne
Garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds.  Serve straight up

Before there was "Halo" or "Grand Theft Auto" or "Madden NFL" or "Call of Duty"...

On this day in 1972, Atari announces the release of their newest video game Pong.

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