I might have to rename this category unusual drinks, as that is what I seem to have most of. Anyway, I saw this in a Korean shop and thought I would try it. Paldo makes a range of traditional Korean drinks, including rice and barley punches, but this cinnamon version interested me most. Paldo only lists 4 ingredients: water, cinnamon, sugar and persimmon.

Paldo Cinnamon Punch

Ignore the cup, which I was using for the ice. The colour is a fairly dark red, and the drink is still, not fizzy. It’s quite thin, too – I think because of the picture I thought it would be thick and syrupy. The smell is strongly cinnamon, but the taste is mild. It is a very sweet drink, and I don’t think it is for me.

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