What is Makgeolli?
Makgeolli is one of the traditional Korean drinks.
The word makgeolli can be separated, Mak + geolli.
“Mak” meaning is “Careless, crude” / “geolli” meaning is “filtering”
so Makgeolli is a not good quality drinks and anyone can make.
Makgeolli is a commoner’s drink and local liquor.
Makgeolli’s another names
Takju : Tak(meaning is ‘ turbid’, ‘opaque’) + ju(meaning is ‘alcohol’)
Nongju : Nong(meaning is ‘farm working’) + ju(meaning is ‘alcohol’)
Baekju : Baek(meaning is ‘white’) + ju(meaning is ‘alcohol’)
I don’t drink makgeolli often personally.
I sometimes drink with jeon or kimchi on rainy days.
But if I have chance to eat Hongeo Samhap, I am looking for makgeolli.
Recommend try it & taste it
Makgeolli is not strong, only 5~6% alcohol.
You can buy any convenience store, the price is about 1,300 KRW ~ 1,800 KRW.
It is released these days is too sweet for me.