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The other national drink in Kazakhstan refers to kumiss, a drink made from fermented horse milk - not urine as comrade Borat joked in the film.
For a year I busied myself with arbitration work, the schools, and the magazine; and I became so worn out--as a result especially of my mental confusion--and so hard was my struggle as Arbiter, so obscure the results of my activity in the schools, so repulsive my shuffling in the magazine (which always amounted to one and the same thing: a desire to teach everybody and to hide the fact that I did not know what to teach) that I fell ill, mentally rather than physically, threw up everything, and went away to the Bashkirs in the steppes, to breathe fresh air, drink kumiss, and live a merely animal life.
He had men to look after the droves of horses and the herds of cattle and sheep, and women to milk the mares and cows and to make kumiss [a liquor made from mare' s milk], butter, and cheese.