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Drink Soju and Makgeolli

Drinking is a large part of social and corporate culture. Korean etiquette dictates that a cup is never left empty, which can lead to a lot of imbibing. The classic libations of choice are soju and makgeolli, both found at convenience stores or just about any bar. Soju, one the biggest selling spirits in the world, is a clear liquor distilled from rice with a deceptively high alcohol content of 20% or more. It’s usually sold in little green bottles and low-end versions come in fruity flavors like peach and grapefruit. Makgeolli is a sweet wine that is made from fermented rice with a lower alcohol content of 6-8%. It has a milky white appearance and is lightly carbonated. These drinks aren’t only solely use for partying, their primary function is to complement savory meals.