Makgeolli, 玛可利 – Korean wine

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’)

Makgeolli is

I don’t drink makgeolli often personally.
I usually drink soju, but on a rainy day, I sometimes buy it because I want to drink it with Jeon.
Or, if I have chance to eat Hongeo hoe, I am looking for makgeolli.

Other than that, drinking makgeolli is a case where physical consumption is high.

Once I drink makgeolli, I’m full.
Because of this, I can’t drink much, and sometimes I drink instead of eating.
Maybe I drink makgeolli with simple food when I get older.​

convenience store
all convenience store sell 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.

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