Bulya Nyudeeva, Milk Vodka
Bulya reminisces about how people produced milk vodka. 4 buckets of milk were poured into a container and beaten with a stick until it turned into butter. Then the butter was removed, and what was left inside the container was used to distill vodka. Milk vodka was distilled in two pots, one big and the other small, connected with a pipe (tsorg). It was through this pipe that vodka vapor moved from the big pot to the smaller one. Before drinking, the Kalmyks uttered a prayer, ‘Let the beverage of Chingis Khan become an elixir for us’, because it is believed that it was Chingis Khan who ordered that all drank this beverage.