COMMON GOREAN DRINKS
Ale on Gor is very similar to beer on Earth. It is stored in kegs and served in tankards. A Master may ask for his Ale to be served either at room temperature or chilled. Always remember when preparing Ale for a Master, that a girl tilts the tankard slightly to ensure no foam appears on the top of the Master's drink.
Bazi Tea is drunk from three small cups. It is heavily sugared. The nomads of the Tahari prize bazi tea and import it in great quantity, along with Sa-Tarna meal. The serve for Bazi Tea is one of the most beautiful and symbolic of all serves a girl can do. It represents the lifespan of a Master.
Black wine is earth coffee and sometimes served in clay bowls. On Gor, it is commonly grown only in Thentis and is quite expensive. The beans were undoubtedly brought from earth. It is served from silver pots often kept warm on braziers.
Black wine is served two ways:
first serve - sugars and/or bosk milk added
second serve - hot and black
The beans for making chocolate were no doubt originally brought from Earth. The cacao tree now grows in the tropics of Gor and the beans can be purchased.
FERMENTED MILK CURDS
"By one fire I could see a squat Tuchuk, hands on his hips, dancing and stamping about by himself, drunk on fermented milk curds, dancing, according to Kamchak, to please the sky."
Nomads of Gor, page 28
This is the red rich wine made from the fruit of the yellow Ka-la-na tree. Like most wines it is bottled, kept in wineskins (or botas), or on occasion, flasks. Ar is famous for it's Ka-la-na bottlers. Ka-la-na is a plentiful, heady wine served in goblets or tankards.Sometimes it is diluted with warm water before serving and can be either sweet or dry. Other Men prefer to have it warmed over a fire in a copper bowl and served in a wine crater. Ka-la-na is also sometimes warmed over a fire, and spices added; this is like the mulled wines on Earth.
Kal-da is brewed from Ka-la-na wine, citrus juice and spices in large pots/kettles and kept hot over the fire. It is served in smaller pots or tankards. It is a hot drink, almost scalding, made of diluted ka-la-na wine, mixed with citrus juices and stinging spices.
There is reference in the books to different liqueurs being served but I have found none that were specifically named. It is refered to only in that they were served in multicolored bottles.
Mead is brewed from fermented honey and is sweet. It is a thick drink and is the consistency of slightly watered honey. It is often preferred over paga by the men of Torvoldsland. It is drank from tankards or large drinking horns.
Milk is obtained from the bosk or verr. Used to make cheese, butter, etc. Since cold storage is at a premium, the bosk milk is often in powdered form. It is diluted with water before serving.
Sa-Tarna paga is a potent brewed beverage made from the fermented yellow grains of the sa-tarna plant. It is a thick almost lumpy drink which may be served strained or lumpy depending on a Masters preference. It is stored in many different types of containers depending on the location and convenience of such; verrskin botas used mainly for traveling, sealed bottles seemingly of varying sizes , and large vats from which the drink can be dipped. It can be served, poured from the above mentioned bottles and botas or from a two handled serving vessel carried on a strap about a slave's shoulder, or even directly from the large vat mentioned earlier. It can be served in just about any available liquid holding container including cups, fancy goblets, plain metal goblets, glasses and kantharos or footed-bowls. A Master may request it served at various temperatures including warm and even hot.
Sul paga is an alcoholic beverage made from suls it is served in goblets or cups. Sul paga is, when distilled, though the sul itself is yellow, is clear as water and resembles urth vodka. Sul paga is considered a peasant drink, as it is brewed in a peasant village. Sul paga would slow a thalarion. To stay on your feet after a mouthful of Sul paga it is said one must be of the peasants, and then for several generations.
Rence beer is brewed and drank by the Rencers. They obtain it from the pith (the center of the stem) of the rence plants.
Extremely potent drink, served by the desert peoples. It is made from the fermented milk of the kaiila, and like the the beast itself packs a powerful "bite"! It is served in wooden bowls, but can be offered in a variety of vessels. It can be served lumpy or strained and stored in a wooden cask, or strained as poured/served.
SLAVE WINE/BREEDING WINE
Slave wine is a bitter black drink, given to slave girls as a contraceptive. The effects of the slave wine last for over a Gorean month.
Breeding wine (or releaser) is given
to the slave girl only if her Master wishes to breed her. The breeding wine
supposedly tastes quite good.
A very treasured commodity of the desert people. The wasting of water is a killing offense among the wagon peoples.
Ka-la-na, though plentiful, is not the only wine available on Gor. Both red and white wines are served , depending on the meal. The wines are sometimes mixed with water , due to their potency.
Ta wine is made from Ta Grapes comes from the city of Cos . Turia also exports wines to other regions of Gor.
Turian wines are noted as being very sweet. These wines come in bottles and are generally served in goblets or sometimes, tankards. Turnian wines are considered very expensive and rare, and costs most only the richest Ubars usually could afford them.
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