November 01, 2022
Queer Forty

Kristen Kish releases new lip-smacking line of Korean-inspired aperitifs

Kristen Kish
Kristen Kish

Kristen Kish is on fire this year! After a successful turn as cohost on Netflix’s Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend back in July, the multi-talented chef and media personality is unveiling her own line of aperitifs.

YOBO, the female-founded leader in the Asian American Spirits industry, is proud to announce the launch of their collaboration with world-renowned chef, Kristen Kish, on a new range of modern aperitifs inspired by an evolving Korean American identity. Created by Kristen Kish, Top Chef winner, author, celebrity television host, and restaurateur, to disrupt the traditionally Western category, Yobo_Kish pays homage to Kristen’s Korean roots and brings together her passion for unique flavors, unexpected ingredients, and the intricate balance needed to accompany any exquisite meal.

Each aperitif is a deeply personal reflection of Kristen’s story, ethos, and heritage. As a proud Korean American and member of the LGBTQ community, Kristen’s self-expression is represented through one-of-a-kind flavor profiles and curated names; Shine (kumquat, rose, ginger), Bliss (sour cherry, pink peppercorn, licorice), Seoul (hibiscus, lemon balm, raw honey) and Earth (smoked mushroom, umami).

I’m thrilled to unveil my line of aperitifs inspired by my passion for food, the many journeys of my life, and my Korean American heritage. A family of four aperitifs, each has its own story to tell pulling from specific memories and moments that I cherish. It’s an honor to share my stories with you.

Kristen Kish

Co-created with Yobo Soju, levering soju as its base, Yobo_Kish is crafted from all natural ingredients with no artificial additives, no artificial colors, and is well balanced at 21% A.B.V. Each aperitif is designed to stretch the imagination of mixologists and chefs of all levels to create a new generation of elevated Asian American mixology. 

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