Soju is the national South Korean drink, a spirit typically made from rice. But can also be made from other grains. It is a clear spirit, Traditionally consumed straight, or neat. It can also be served as a base in cocktails. The taste is neutral and semi-sweet. The origins of soju date back to the 13th century. Historically, Soju has been most popular in Korea, Japan and China. In recent years Soju has gained popularity around the world.