Korea: Discover some of the most consumed beverages in the country 

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It is common many times to have doubts that are uncommon and that in some cases are even related to a culture totally distant from the ones we know, for example, the korean drinks.

Well, these drinks are not as easy to find as the drinks we are used to, so our curiosity when considering this issue tends to be even greater.

As much as Korean culture often seems even distant, knowing some elements and characteristics of this country is something incredible and that opens our minds to everything we know.

With that in mind, to satisfy your curiosity, today we are going to talk about Korean drinks, highlighting the most traditional drinks, their main characteristics, when they are served and the types of accompaniment. Come on!

Traditional Korean Drinks 

Something very common when considering Korean drinks is that most of them are made with rice, in addition to adding some fruits or even herbs and flowers to their composition.

Thus, Koreans usually add flowers and herbs precisely to make the aroma of these drinks much more inviting and fragrant, making people feel like consuming them when they smell them.

Therefore, Korean drinks also have differences in their composition that make them unique and in fact make them totally authentic and represent the culture of this incredible country.

It is worth mentioning that drinks in Korea also have traditions that make them a symbol and representation of the country, so to know even more about them, check out the most traditional Korean drinks.

  • Soju;
  • Maekju;
  • Makgeolli;
  • Bokbunja ju.

In this way, in order to know even more about these drinks, see the characteristics of each one, how they are served and even the types of accompaniment.


Soju is characterized as the most traditional Korean drink, so this drink in the country tends to lead sales, having a low cost and carrying grains such as rice, wheat and barley through its composition.

Soju is distilled and its alcohol content is even considerable, ranging from 16.7% to 45%, so this drink can be even a little strong for those who are not used to it.

This drink is seen in the country being consumed with a kind of bacon from the country, called Samgyosal, being in fact the perfect combo for the population.


For those of you who are discovering the country but are a lover of a cold beer, you can rest assured that Maekju, the well-known Korean beer, tends to meet your taste with excellence and make you quench the desire for one of Brazil's favorite drinks.

Maekju began to be produced and popularized in Korea in 1908, being very common in bars in the country, in addition to being accessible in terms of prices and the practicality of finding it.

In the country, Maekju has an almost inseparable duo that provides an incredible experience in front of Korean cuisine, being a combination of it with fried chicken, being called chimaek.

Becoming a great option for a Happy Hour after an exhausting day in a


It may even seem strange in the face of so much coincidence, but Makgeolli is practically a white wine that we already know and are used to consuming.

This drink is also based on rice, being a kind of milky, sweetened and carbonated wine, with a low alcohol content of only 5% and most often served with pancakes or seafood.

Therefore, for those who are discovering the country, betting on this drink is practically a sure shot, as it tends to be very pleasant on the palate.

Bokbunja Ju

Bokbunja Ju is characterized as a Korean liquor, being made from black raspberries, having an alcohol content of 13%, being a drink that is both strong and sweet.

However, something that highlights this drink is the legend surrounding it, because in the country it is believed that a couple with a sick young child, when approached by a monk, received the advice to give this drink to the child.

Soon, when giving this drink to the child, he was cured, so the representation of this drink in front of the country carries a whole history and meaning.

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