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Jasmine tea-infused Hwayo 41soju

  • 750 ml Hwayo 41
  • 25 g jasmine tea

Mint Demerara Syrup

  • 3 cup Demerara syrup
  • 2 cup water
  • 15 g mint leaves


  • Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Give it a shake. Strain into a coupe. Garnish with a few dots of Angostura bitters.

For the Jasmine tea-infused Hway 41soju:

  • Steep the jasmine tea in hot water for 5 minutes. Strain the tea. Use the “washed” tea leaves infuse the Hwayo 41 by steeping in the soju for 25 minutes.

For the Mint Demerara Syrup:

  • Boil three cups of Demerara sugar and two cups of water until sugar is fully dissolved, approximately 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Blend 15 grams of mint leaves into the pint of Demerara syrup. Strain through a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth. The syrup should be refrigerated and is best if used within 24 hours, as freshness declines quickly.

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