Mix all the ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice and stir to combine.
Optional: Before pouring the drink into the glass, mix the salt and chili powder on a small plate. Moisten the rim of the glass with a lime wedge or water, then dip the rim in the chili salt and twist to coat. Garnish the drink with pickles and/or olives, as desired.
Irene runs a monthly Brooklyn-based pop-up series called Yooeating, with new takes on Korean home cooking, street food, and drinking culture by pairing with other culinary cuisines that feel like home.