Did you just hear about the Korean Drink “Soju” and want to sip on it this weekend? But how many Soju bottles will it take to get you drunk?
Soju is a unique Korean drink composed of rice and sweet potatoes. It involves the distillation of alcohol with fermented grains for about 15 days. This leaves the drink with a taste of burnt rice and a crisp flavor. Moving to its alcoholic content, soju contains nearly 25% ABV. Therefore, drinking 1 to 2 bottles of this Korean beverage is enough to make you drunk.
So, let’s dive into the details and find some exciting facts about soju.
How Much Soju Do You Need to Get Drunk?
When considering the Korean standard glass shot size of 50 ml, nearly seven shots of soju make you feel dizzy and inebriated.
However, nearly 14 shots are needed to make you feel completely drunk.
Since one standard bottle contains seven shots, you can drink 1 to 2 bottles of soju to get drunk. However, drinking more than that can lead to memory loss and serious health problems.
Apart from it, various other factors play a side role.
For example, people who drink soju faster get drunk more easily than those who drink slowly, taking a few shots per hour.
However, since soju isn’t healthy in terms of its calories, the Korean Medical Association recommends drinking 2 to 4 shots of soju daily.
How Much Alcohol Does Soju Contain?
Soju is known to contain 25% alcohol on average. It means soju is a strong liquor compared to wine; therefore, it can easily make you drunk when consumed beyond the limit.
Can You Drink Soju Alone?
Yes, one can drink soju alone. In fact, most South Koreans prefer drinking it alone or in a glass of chilled water. And since it doesn’t contain an added mix, the high alcohol content can make you feel tipsy drunk after a few shots.
On the other hand, some people prefer mixing it with non-alcoholic beverages such as coffee, green tea, and even yogurt. It leaves with an enhanced flavor. However, the alcohol content decreases.
Additionally, some people also mix it with beer or vodka, thus increasing the overall alcohol content.
How To Get Rid Of Soju Hangovers?
The worst thing about soju is that it often leaves you with a hangover if consumed in large amounts.
However, there is nothing to stress about as the Koreans have come up with various dishes to overcome the Soju hangover. The most famous of these is their haejangguk, made of either soybean paste or dried pollack beans.
You can also sip on a hot cup of green tea. Its rich antioxidants help cleanse the body and get rid of toxins.
Similarly, some people prefer getting a special salon massage that helps sweat out all the toxins.
Saju is a unique Korean drink that often seems like a mild beverage. It contains nearly 25% alcohol content and, therefore, can make you pass out easily if consumed in excess.
Therefore, drinking 1 to 2 bottles of soju is better for getting tipsy without experiencing any nasty hangover.
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