Top 20 Authentic South Korean Drinks

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South Korea is an East Asian country. This country has beautiful landscapes filled with green hills and majestic cherry trees. This country is filled with centuries old Buddhist temples that reflect the great history of this place. This place is an amalgamation of coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities. South Korea has a rich cuisine with exotic drinks. Here is a list of the best drinks from South Korea that should be tried once.

1. Soju

Soju is a famous Korean rice wine. It is an alcoholic drink. It is low in alcohol with a mild and sweet flavor. It is widely available and enjoyed with meals.


2. Cheongju

Cheongju is another Korean rice wine. The polished rice is fermented and filtered many times to make this recipe. It is enjoyed with other dishes and has an authentic taste.


3. Banana Milk

Banana Milk is a non-alcoholic drink famous in Korea. It is widely sold in country and it is a kind of flavored milk. It has a delicious blend of sweet and salty flavors.

Papaya And Banana Milkshake

4. Milkis

Milkis is a milk and yogurt soda from Korea. It is a soft drink that consists of milk, sugar, and carbonated water. It comes in a wide variety of flavors like strawberry, peach, mango, melon, etc.


5.Yuja Cha

Yuja Cha is a traditional tea enjoyed in Korea. It is considered as a cure for cold, cough, and sore throat. Yuja, a local citrus fruit, is used to make this tea. It has an authentic taste.


6. Dalgona Coffee

You must have tried this coffee during the 2020 covid lockdown, but there are great chances that you don’t know this coffee has its origin in Korea. It is a frothy whipped coffee made with milk. Coffee, sugar, and hot water are the other main ingredients.


7. Maesil-Ju

Maesil Ju is a plum wine famous in Korea. Firm and ripe yellow plums are used to make this dish. It is carefully prepared and enjoyed as an alcoholic drink.


8. Boricha

Boricha is a barley tea enjoyed in Korea. It is made with roasted barley seeds. There are several brands that offer this tea.


9. Yakult

Yakult is a very famous yogurt drink enjoyed in Korea. It is considered as one of the healthiest drinks by locals. This drink, although not invented in Korea, has gained much popularity because of the nutritional values it holds.



10. Bacchus

Bacchus is a famous energy drink from Korea. It is made up of sugar, corn, syrup, water, and taurine. It is a hangover cure as well as an energy booster.


11. Baekse-Ju

Baekse Ju is a Korean rice wine. It is an alcoholic drink enjoyed in the country. Along with rice, some roots and herbs are also used to make this dish. This drink is enjoyed with other meals and dishes.


12. Omija Cha

Omija Cha is a five flavored berry tea enjoyed in Korea. The five flavors of this drink are: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and spicy. This tea is locally enjoyed with honey.


13. Gukhwa Cha

Gukhws Cha is a tea made from flowers. It is made by drying yellow and white chrysanthemum flowers. It is soaked in honey for a month and then brewed into tea. It has a refreshing taste.


14. Maekju

Maekju is an authentic beer drink from Korea. Koreans mix beer with a shot of Soju to make it more fruity and authentic. It has a great flavor.


15. Makgeolli

Makgeolli is an authentic Korean rice wine. It is also known as one of the oldest alcoholic drinks in the country. It has a mildly sweet flavor and a classic milky white tint. The taste of this drink is authentic.


16. Chilsung Cider

Chilsung Cider is a traditional lemon-lime soft drink enjoyed in Korea. It is one of the most popular carbonated drinks in Korea. It has a lemon-lime flavor and a creamy soda texture.


17. Sungnyung

Sungnyung is a roasted rice tea in Korea. It is a non-alcoholic drink with deep history. It is light brown in color with a nutty flavor. It is traditionally made and is a famous drink.


18. Maesil Cha

Maesil Cha is a famous green plum tea enjoyed in Korea. The green plums are fermented and made into thick syrup. This syrup is mixed with boiling water and made into a tea. It has a refreshing taste.


19. Bokbunja-Ju

Bokbunja Ju is an authentic Korean black raspberry wine. It has a sweet berry flavor with a deep red color. Along with a delicious taste, it has many health benefits too.


20. Daechu Cha

Daechu is a traditional tea that is made using jujube. Jujube is a popular ingredient used to make this dish. Jujube is diluted in boiling water to make this tea. It is an authentic drink.