Polish Buttermilk Drink with Chives

(Kwasne Mleko Ze Szczypiorkiem)
André Baranowski, a regular SAVEUR photographer who grew up in western Poland, used to consume this beverage as prepared by his mother, Alicja, in the 1960s. "It was always cold and refreshing," he says, "with chives straight from our garden."

Polish Buttermilk Drink with Chives
André Baranowski, a regular SAVEUR photographer who grew up in western Poland, used to consume this beverage as prepared by his mother, Alicja, in the 1960s.
Yield: serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chilled buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp. roughly chopped chives
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small glass, stir together buttermilk, chives that have been smashed lightly with the edge of a knife, and salt and pepper to taste.