Throw a Korean Cocktail Party With These Fun Drinks and Finger Foods

There are a few reasons to throw a Korean-themed cocktail party, including a Korean drama marathon viewing or a general occasion event like a birthday or an engagement. From kimchi deviled eggs to soju cocktails, these foods and drinks will add some celebratory flavor to your gathering.

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    This dip goes with everything from cut vegetables to crackers and bread, so have some fun with accompaniments. ​This recipe is based on a Hawaiian fusion recipe and is an easy way to make a spicy, flavorful cheese dip.

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    Grapefruit Soju Cocktail

    In addition to some beer and wine, serve a couple special celebratory cocktails at your event. Good quality soju is a good mixer because it's very neutral and blends well with a lot of other types of liquor and different flavors. This is a fizzy, slightly tart cocktail that is refreshing, celebratory, and zingy.

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    These Korean oven-roasted chicken wings are good for almost any occasion. They are good as an appetizer or a main dish, as a drinking snack (anju), as a casual meal or part of a picnic, and as part of a large celebratory dinner. Tongdak chicken wings are juicy, spicy, and sweet, and it's impossible to just eat one.

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    Kimchi Deviled Eggs

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     Creamy, spicy, and a little bit tart and spicy, these deviled eggs are an addictive appetizer, side dish, or snack to brighten up your day. 

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     These candied sweet potatoes are a sweet treat and a snack all kids (and adults) love. You can also deep fry this, which is the traditional way, but I like to steam and then pan fry these for a healthier version.

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    Spam Musubi

     Spam Musubi is one of the most popular snacks in Hawaii (where it was invented), so it's not technically a Korean dish. But Koreans are some of the most enthusiastic Spam eaters in the world, so a dish of mini spam musubi is always a big hit at Korean cocktail parties. I think it's also the perfect anju- salty, savory and easy to eat with your hands.

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    A popular Korean drink, an apple soju cocktail, is often served in bars in a hollowed-out apple. The apple makes an attractive, natural, and delicious (alcohol-soaked!) cocktail glass. But a hollowed-out apple can be used to serve almost anything, from drinks to desserts to savory foods. It's all-natural and healthy and gives the table a little entertaining flair, even if you're normally nothing like Martha Stewart.

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    This is a delicious cocktail for your guests that don't like beer and hard alcohol.

    Yuja, the Korean citron fruit, has a zingy tart flavor that combines elements of mandarin oranges, lemons, and grapefruits. Although yuja chung, the Korean yuzu marmalade, is traditionally used for making hot tea, it can add vitality and contemporary glamour to mixed drink cocktails.