Makes 8 drinks
- Active Time:10 min
- Start to Finish:40 min
RECIPE BY DAVID CHANG
This refreshing aperitif, a brainchild of David Arnold of the French Culinary Institute, bathes crisp matchsticks of Pink Lady apple with soju (a Korean spirit) and a little sparkle.
Pink Lady or Granny Smith apple
soju or sake
chilled tonic water (40 fluid ounces)
Cut apple into matchsticks with slicer, discarding core, then put in a pitcher and stir in soju. Let macerate, covered and chilled, at least 30 minutes.
Fill 8 (12-ounce) double Old Fashioned glasses with ice. Strain about 1/4 cup soju into each glass, then add some apple pieces to each glass. Top off drinks with tonic and serve with lime wedges.
Cooks' note: Apples in soju can be chilled up to 2 hours.