Mongolia Food & Drink

Mongolian Milk Vodka

Traditional Mongolian milk vodka or ‘Shimiin Arkhi’

Mongolian way of distilling alcoholic beverage has never been changed over the centuries, for it has already been perfected by the nomads. Distilled vodka, or milk vodka is much more beneficial for health compared to regular vodka distilled from wheat. This vodka is distilled from dairy products.
Mongolian vodka is served warm with various different kinds of dairy products. Mixed with melted butter or molasses, it helps the stomach to process food. It can heal scurvy, and relieve back pain. Milk vodka is mainly used for remedies and served before sleeping.