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Inspired by the classic Adonis cocktail of sherry and vermouth, this stiff drink from Kim Kyungmoon balances earthy, fermented Chungju with amaro. Chungju, a Korean alcoholic beverage brewed from rice, and Amaro Nonino, a liqueur from the region of Friuli in northern Italy, both offer a pleasantly musky, nutty flavor, while vermouth shines through with a burst of sweetness. For a source for artisanal Chungju from Korea's oldest brewery, visit Woorisoul.

Photo: Photo by Caitlin Bensel / Food Styling by Rishon Hanners / Prop Styling by Claire Spollen
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cocktail


  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) Yangchon Chungju

  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Cocchi Vermouth di Torino (sweet vermouth)

  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Amaro Nonino Quintessentia

  • 2 dashes orange bitters

  • 1 (3- x 1-inch) orange peel strip


  1. Combine Yanchgon Chungju, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Amaro Nonino Quintessentia, and orange bitters in an ice-filled mixing glass; stir until drink is chilled, 30 to 45 seconds. Strain into a Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with orange peel strip.


Yangchon Chungju can be purchased at

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