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Knowing When to Say ‘Ajosshi!’


Makgeolli Salong (막걸리 싸롱)

Name: Makgeolli Salong (막걸리 싸롱) Location: Hongdae Reviewed by: Mamas & Papas on: 13th March, 2013 Thoughts: Makgeolli Salong is a loud and bustling location which becomes packed with people [...]

Makgeolli Cocktail File – The Makquiri

We turned our experiments towards the blended ices range of cocktails, and the first thing that came to mind was the daiquiri! For this cocktail we tried using frozen makgeolli [...]

Makgeolli Cocktail File – Apple Cider Mak

 

This week’s makgeolli cocktail is based on the idea of a long, hard day and that feeling of something cold and bubbly at the end of it. Makgeolli is regularly mixed with what is called ‘cider’ in Korea, which is really more like sprite and is non-alcoholic. This cocktail uses alcoholic apple cider as the mixer which ups the carbonation and gives it a fruity twist. The result was a light, fresh and slightly sweet beverage that was dangerously easy to knock back.


Let's talk Alcohol...


If you know anything about Korea you might be aware they like to drink a lot, so, why don't we talk a little bit about Korea's Alcoholic Beverages!

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Meeting 6 – Story of the Blue Star (푸른별 주막) Photo Gallery

Story of the Blue Star was a place we had been wanting to try for months, and when we did…we weren’t disappointed. If you’re looking for a place which combines a traditional makgeolli atmosphere with premium quality makgeolli and food, this is it :)

These pictures courtesy of Mimsie Ladner at Seoul Searching.
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Meeting 6 – MowMow (마우마우) Photo Gallery

MowMow came highly recommended as the new place to be for makgeolli in Itaewon. It boasted some top shelf, fresh makgeolli but our Mamas & Papas weren’t overly impressed by the food variety. Nonetheless, it is a great space for an after-work kettle!


Meeting 5 – Moon Jar (달빛 술담) Photo Gallery

Our Mamas & Papas headed to Moon Jar with a purpose…to try out their cocktails! It’s one of the most famous and popular places for upscale makgeolli in Seoul, so it’s safe to say we were expectant. The cocktails we tried were a little on the sweet side for most, but the quality was unmistakable.


Maakholic – Gangnam/Apgujeong

Name: Maakholic

Location: Gangnam/Apgujeong

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Courtesy: Seoulinthecity

Courtesy: Seoulinthecity


Feature: Sexy Ads Featuring KPop Stars Pulled Following Government Pressure [VIDEO]

The Korean government wants Korean alcohol companies to tone down the use of young celebrities in ‘sexually suggestive’ ads reportedly aimed at young Koreans on the net. 


SEOUL, South Korea – Banned by government regulators from advertising hard liquor on television, Korean alcohol companies turned to the Internet to push the hard stuff. Now the government is demanding they remove what many view as highly sexualized ad campaigns using young stars to attract young drinkers.


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