Yakult Soju

TGIF! Friday night is the perfect day to unwind with a few drinks after surviving a rough work week. My favourite drink at the moment is Korean Yakult soju cocktail. I never liked soju on the rocks, finding the taste a little too strong for me. The Yakult (cultured yoghurt drink) not only makes the soju more palatable, it also provides a creamy milkiness to the drink. With this easy cocktail recipe, one can enjoy “happy hour” at any time any day (haha).

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P.S. This recipe is for those of legal drinking age (18 or 21 and above depending on where you are from).

Korean Yakult Soju Recipe
There are only 3 main ingredients – soju, Yakult and 7-Up (Sprite). Many Yakult soju recipes calls for equal parts Yakult and soju, but personally that’s too mild and sweet for me. So my personal favourite concoction is 1 part Yakult to 2 parts soju, with a small splash of 7-up for a bit of fizz (you can change 7-Up to with soda water, if you don’t want to add on the sweetness). In the home concoction, one can adjust the sweetness and alcoholic content to your heart’s content.

Korean Yakult Soju Recipe
Serve the cocktail in a glass pitcher and soju shot glasses for the best presentation.

Korean Yakult Soju Recipe

Yakult Soju Recipe

The amount of soju, Yakult and 7-Up is adjustable, depending on how strong you like the alcohol content (use more or less soju) and how sweet you like it (use less 7-Up for less sweet; may substitute with soda water if you only want to add fizz not sweetness). This recipe uses the ratio 4:2:1 (soju: Yakult: 7-up). For a milder conconction, use equal parts Yakult and soju, with some 7-up to taste.


  • 400 ml Korean soju
  • 2 bottles (100 ml ea.) Yakult or cultured yoghurt drink (original flavour)
  • 50 ml 7-Up or Sprite to taste; may use soda water if you don’t want to add on the sweetness
  • ice cubes

You also need

  • glass pitcher & soju shot glasses
  • stirrer


  1. Fill the pitcher halfway with ice.
  2. Add soju, Yakult and 7-Up. Mix evenly with stirrer before serving.

Noob Cook Tip

Instead of a stirrer, you can also use a cocktail shaker to shake the Yakult, Soju, 7-Up & ice, before transferring the contents to a serving glass pitcher.