Kimad Drink: How To Make This Traditional Wine In Three Simple Steps
- Pragya Jha
Updated : January 20, 2022 05:01 IST
Traditional East Indian Kimad drink is reminiscent of mulled wine or brandy that warms you up during cold winter nights.
Whether it is a function or a wedding, you will find Kimad in abundance in almost every event. This warm, rustic liquor drink contains herbs like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, some sugar and sometimes tea.
Drinking Kimad can make you feel like floating in the air in warm clouds when, as they say, your bones are on fire. Alcohol tends to increase the blood flow, which makes you feel warm for some time and then gradually causes a drop in body temperature. It is considered a widely used drug. Nice weather during the evening is the ideal time to warm up with a clear and spicy drink.
How to Make Kimad?
Kimad is usually made with a rustic liquor made from yambula, sugar cane, coconut etc. But, if these ingredients are hard to find, you can replace them with brandy.
300 ml spirits (Brandy or Country liquor)
4 tbsp sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp tea
- Add water, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon to the pot and bring to boil.
- After boiling the water, add the tea and sugar. (You can skip this step if you wish)
- Add the brandy or country liquor and allow to heat, but do not simmer. (The amount you add depends on whether you want to pour the drink into a small or large Kimad glass. For small Kimad glasses, called chowns, we usually add about 300 ml. If you serve in large glasses, add less alcohol (about 150-200 ml).
Some like Kimad hot, while others like it cold. So, pour and serve however you like!