Seoul, South Korea
Bottoms Up: Soju in SeoulIt may not spring to mind like Russia or Ireland, but when you think of countries that like their liquor, Korea is up there drinking with the best of them. Soju, aka Korean rice whisky, is often cheaper than water, and the emerald green bottles are ubiquitous to Korean restaurants and bars of every caliber.
Drink it straight, mixed with clear soda called cider, or for the bravest sort, mixed with beer. My personal favorite is to imbibe the liquor as part of a soju cocktail, which mixes fruit juice (strawberry and kiwi are popular choices) and crushed ice–there’s nothing better to sip on a hot summer weekend in Seoul.