Traditionally, Korean drinks fall into two categories – alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Amongst alcoholic drinks, soju is the Korean national drink. Considering the Korean preference for alcohol, 200 other non-alcoholic beverages can be associated with Korean culture. It includes traditional tea, juices, grain-based drinks, and many more.
Here is our list of 10 Korean beverages you can easily purchase from Amazon and experience a bit of Korean culture.
Korean Fruit Vinegar Drink
It is a concentrated set of drinks that includes three tasty sweet and tart mixes – pomegranate, pineapple, and green grape. All these mixes are fruity, tangy, sweet, and refreshing. They can be multi-purpose drink concentrates with added benefits of fruits and vinegar in one bottle.
Cheong Maesil Won Plum Extract
This plum extract’s tart and sweet flavor is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and other nutrients. It is a concentrated extract of Maesil fruit that can make cocktails iced plum tea and can even add a twist to your salad dressings and marinating sauces. It can be a delicious way to detox your body for better health.
Maxim Mocha Gold Mild Coffee
Something for coffee lovers all over the world. Although it is an instant coffee, it has a great flavor and aroma. It contains coffee, sugar, and non-dairy creamer.
DAMTUH Instant Roast Grain Latte, Meal Replacement Instant Breakfast
It is a Korean traditional healthy roasted grain drink that is non-caffeinated and can replace your meal. This drink is low-calorie and highly nutritious, becoming a quick and convenient option as a breakfast food.
Wild Simulated Ginseng Soymilk
Soymilk is made with 100% Korean soybeans and 5-year-old Korean ginseng extract. It also contains seaweed powder to add calcium to soymilk. This soymilk has no food additives, sugars, stabilizers, emulsifiers, or any synthetic fragrances.
Binggrae Flavoured Milk Drinks
Flavored milk with perfect sweetness, and it is refreshing. It comes in various flavors – banana, strawberry, and melon. Out of all these, banana milk is the Korean favorite that brings nostalgia to locals.
Lotte Milkis Soft Soda
A popular Korean beverage that is essentially a fizzy yogurt drink. It has a unique milk taste that goes well with the bubbled carbonate. You can choose amongst melon, strawberry, and regular plain flavors to try this out.
Bacchus Energy Drink
This is the #1 selling energy drink in Korea. It is mainly water, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, taurine (Red Bull magic ingredient), and other ingredients. A perfect energy-boosting option when feeling drained.
Lotte Sac Sac Grape Drink
Regular grape pulp juice from Korea.
Paldo Rice Punch
Another Korean traditional drink, Sikhye, is a modern beverage that you can enjoy anywhere. It is a cold rice drink that was traditionally a Korean ‘dessert.’ It is made from malt water and cooked rice, and it contains no preservatives or artificial coloring.
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