Working with his notes and some research I did previously, I have listed the common offerings for the court at the time. I am not sure how many of the non-alcoholic drinks I can offer. I am still researching that; but I hope to offer at least one or two.
- Tea – Obviously, I have already said that we will be offering this, but I am unlikely to be able to supply my own made for the event as I just don’t have time in November.
- ‘Thirst-Waters’ sherbets/cordial – There are so many of these. I have several recipes already and think that I will be offering at least two. We will see how I go.
- Lemonade – This is a specific thirst water. I will definitely have this for people to use. What is better than Lemonade on a hot day?
- Dairy – The Mongols were/are big on dairy. The most common being Airag/Kumiss but they also have a milk tea. I will be avoiding dairy based drinks because of the heat.
- Airag/Kumiss – this is one of the most famous of Mongolian drinks, fermented mare’s milk. The versions that I have tried are similar to the yogurt drinks found in most dairy cases in most stores around Australia. It’s not really my cup of tea and we won’t be offering it at the event.
- Wine – the Mongols had access to wines from both the East and the West.
So, there were grape and rice wines. But there were also wines made with other items like mung bean. Again, I will not be serving alcoholic drinks with the feast.
I hope to include a set of drink recipes on this blog early next year.
Until then, drink deeply of the cool centre of the stream.