Drink of the Week: Hwayo Negroni at Oiji

The Hwayo Negroni at Oiji in the East Village is a take on the classic Italian apertif but uses the popular Korean spirit soju instead of gin. With the weather changing this is a great drink to ease into the cold weather. Oiji is a new restaurant that recently opened in the East Village.

Hwayo Negroni at Oiji

  • 1 1/2 oz Hwayo 41 (soju)
  • 3/4 oz Campari
  • 3/4 Oz Vermouth – Italian vermouth

Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with lemon peel.

Created by Max Soh.

Oiji Details

The heart and soul of Oiji is the co-chef/co-owner team of Brian Kim and Tae Kyung Ku. Born and raised in Korea, both worked in restaurants in Seoul before moving to the United States to attend the Culinary Institute of America where they were roommates. They opened Oiji to bring a new perspective of Korean cooking to NYC. Prior to Oiji they worked at Bouley and Gramercy Tavern.


119 1st Avenue,
New York, NY 10003

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