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Strawberry Soju Cocktail

by Emily
A side shot of this strawberry soju cocktail. The cocktail is topped with mint. Next to the cocktail sits a bottle of soju and a tray of strawberries.

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Are you ready for spring fruit to come into season? Strawberries taste best when the weather warms and flowers bloom. During that season, I enjoy this delicious berry to the fullest by adding it to baked goods, sweet desserts, salads, and more! One of my favorite uses is adding strawberries to alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. 

In this article, I will teach you how to use ripe strawberries to make a delicious Korea-inspired strawberry soju cocktail. Then, I will answer some questions you may have about this recipe! Let me know if you try making this delicious spring cocktail at home! 

Before we get started, I want to list further Carving A Journey soju-based drinks you may enjoy!

A side shot of a strawberry-based cocktail in a highball glass. It is topped with mint.
Delicious Strawberry Soju Cocktail!

What Is a Strawberry Soju Cocktail?

My strawberry soju cocktail recipe is the perfect light, refreshing beverage for the warm spring and hot summer. To make this drink, I use the strawberry simple syrup I previously introduced on my website. This simple syrup can be used for countless dessert and drink recipes, including this one! 

In a tall glass, combine fresh strawberries with strawberry simple syrup, soju, lime juice, and bubbly club soda. All you need to do is give your drink a quick stir, top it with ice, and add a sprig of fresh mint. 

Enjoy this cocktail while socializing on your porch or barbecuing in the backyard! I also enjoy it when eating other strawberry-based treats such as a Victoria sponge cake!

Further Carving a Journey Strawberry Recipes:

A strawberry soju cocktail sitting on a window sill. The cocktail sits on a mat and red and white linen. The strawberries sit on a plate next to a bottle of soju.

Strawberry Soju Cocktail Ingredients:

Below, I list the ingredients used to make this strawberry soju cocktail recipe:

Ingredients to Make Strawberry Simple Syrup

  • Fresh Strawberries (or Frozen)
  • Sugar
  • Water

Ingredients to Make This Strawberry Soju Cocktail: 

Strawberry Soju Cocktail Tips & Tricks: 

Here, I list some helpful tips & tricks to help you make this strawberry soju cocktail recipe. I hope these tips help! If you have any questions, you can leave a comment below or email me at [email protected].

How to Make Strawberry Simple Syrup:

  • In a small saucepan, combine your sugar and water. Over medium heat, continuously stir the mixture until the sugar completely dissolves. 
  • Once the sugar dissolves, add the sliced or chunked strawberries. Cook on low, allowing the mixture to bubble on a low simmer until the fruit breaks down (10 to 15 minutes). As the pieces of fruit cook and soften, mash them to get all the flavor out of them. 
  • Finally, strain the simple syrup through a fine mesh sieve, strainer, or cheesecloth to remove all the seeds. The mixture will be HOT.
  • Let the mixture cool to room temperature in the clean, sterilized jar, then store it in the refrigerator. Because we are not sealing the jar like you would for canning and pickling, you need to store this syrup in the refrigerator.
  • Note: The mixture will look thin when hot, it thickens as it cools. 

While I think homemade strawberry simple syrup tastes better, you can always buy some instead if you do not want to make it! 

A highball glass filled with a cocktail. The cocktail is topped with mint.

How to Make This Strawberry Soju Cocktail:

Once you let your simple syrup cool, you can quickly and easily make this strawberry soju cocktail recipe! Excitingly, you can make it in the glass without needing to dirty a cocktail shaker! 

  • To make this drink start by placing slices of fresh strawberries and lime in your highball glass.
  • Next, slowly combine all the liquid ingredients. 
  • Finally, add ice until you completely fill the glass. Give it all a quick stir if you want to make sure everything is combined. 
  • Garnish with fresh mint and a few more fresh strawberries! Enjoy!

Strawberry Soju Cocktail Frequently Asked Questions: 

Now that we learned some tips & tricks for this recipe, I want to answer some questions you may have as well! If I do not answer your question, once again, feel free to leave a comment in the section below or email me at [email protected]

What Does This Strawberry Soju Cocktail Taste Like?

This strawberry soju cocktail is sweet, fruity, light, and refreshing. Adding mint makes it the perfect cocktail to enjoy during the warmer months of spring and summer!! 

Does This Recipe Contain Major Allergens? (Gluten, Soy, Etc.)

This recipe does not contain 9 of the 9 major allergens. It does not contain: 

  • Crustacean shellfish
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Tree nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Wheat (Gluten)
  • Soybeans
  • Sesame
  • Milk

That being said, strawberry allergies are surprisingly common. If you have a strawberry allergy, please refrain from making this strawberry soju cocktail recipe!

A strawberry soju cocktail sitting on a window sill. The cocktail sits on a mat and red and white linen. The strawberries sit on a plate next to a bottle of soju.

Is This Recipe Vegetarian or Vegan?

This recipe is naturally vegetarian and vegan as it does not contain any animal byproducts! 

Where Do I Buy the Ingredients?

You can buy all the necessary ingredients, except soju, to make this delicious cocktail recipe at your local well-stocked grocery store!

While some grocery stores carry soju, you may need to go to a liquor store or Asian grocery store to find this ingredient. 

How Do I Store Leftovers?

For this recipe, I recommend storing the leftover ingredients in separate containers. Below, I explain how you should store each ingredient: 

  • To store leftover strawberry simple syrup, place the thick mixture into a sterilized airtight container (such as a jar). Then, place it in the refrigerator. 
  • Next, to store the soju, screw the cap back on and place the alcohol into the refrigerator. 
  • Then, if you have leftover fresh strawberries, place them unwashed back into the refrigerator. Use fresh strawberries within a few days so they do not spoil. 
  • Fresh limes can also be stored in containers in the refrigerator. 
  • Finally, soda water (club soda) can be stored in the pantry or refrigerator.
A strawberry soju cocktail sitting on a window sill. The cocktail sits on a mat and red and white linen. The strawberries sit on a plate next to a bottle of soju.

I Hope You Enjoyed Learning How to Make This Strawberry Soju Cocktail!

In the end, I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this strawberry soju cocktail! If so, let me know in the comment section! 

If you would like to read more about cooking, you can find further recipes on this blog. I listed some of my favorite Carving A Journey recipes below! For reference, many recipes are influenced by my family’s blended Korean and Southern heritage.

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If you have any questions or comments, you can also email me at [email protected].

And, finally, I would love to hear from you through our social media as well! You can follow me at @carvingajourney on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. I also started a vlog Youtube channel with my husband!

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Strawberry Soju Cocktail

Recipe by Emily
5.0 from 3 votes
Course: Recipe IndexCuisine: KoreanDifficulty: Easy


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  • Strawberry Soju Cocktail
  • 2 Oz Soju

  • 2 Oz Homemade Strawberry Simple Syrup (or Store-Bought)

  • 1/2 Oz Fresh Lime Juice

  • 4 Oz Club Soda

  • Ice

  • Garnish
  • Fresh Mint

  • Fresh Strawberries Slices, Optional

  • Lime Wedge, Optional


  • Make the homemade strawberry simple syrup (or use a purchased strawberry cocktail syrup).
  • Stir together soju, strawberry syrup*, and lime juice together in a highball glass. Next, fill the glass with ice.
  • Finally, add the club soda. Stir quickly to combine.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and serve. You can also add the optional fresh strawberry slices and lime wedges.


  • *You can add more or less of this ingredient as you desire. The more strawberry simple syrup, the sweeter the drink!

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