Makgeolli, also known as Makkoli or Makuly(takju) (and referred to in English as "Korean rice wine"), is an alcoholic beverage native to Korea. It is made from a mixture of wheat and rice which gives it a milky, off-white color, and sweetness. It is made by fermenting a mixture of boiled rice, wheat and water, and is about 6–8% alcohol by volume. Most makgeolli contains rice these days; however a few brands contain wheat instead of rice. It was originally quite popular among farmers, earning it the name nongju, which means "farmer liquor". However, it has recently started to become more popular in cities, especially with the younger generations. Dongdongju is a drink very similar to makgeolli, and both are commonly imbibed alongside Korean "pancakes" called pajeon or bindaetteok.