Locally made drinks in Ghana worth trying
Many tribes in Ghana have special local drinks peculiar to them. These drinks range from spirits to milk/porridge and juice. Regardless of the increase of sugar packed and nutrition stripped foreign drinks, Ghanaians are still known to enjoy their local drinks specifically due to the high levels of nutrients in most of these drinks.
Most of these local drinks stand out as purely local drinks. These drinks made this list because they are unique and very popular amongst most Ghanaians. Below we list the top 10 best locally made drinks in Ghana you should definitely try.
10 best locally made drinks in Ghana worth trying.
Bissap Juice (Sobolo)
Roselle juice, known as bissap, wonjo, foléré, dabileni, tsobo, zobo, or sobolo in parts of Africa, sorrel in the Caribbean, and agua de Jamaica in Mexico, is a non-alcoholic drink made out of the flowers of the Roselle plant, a variety of Hibiscus.
Asaana is a locally made non-alcoholic popular caramelized corn drink made from fermented corn and caramelized sugar in Ghana with a refreshing taste. It is referred to as elewonyo in other parts of Ghana and known in so many countries as corn beer drink.
Lamogine/Lamugee (Lamugin) Drink
Lamougin is a locally made non-alcoholic drink that is simply made with ginger and rice. It is very popular in the northern part of Ghana and some parts of southern Ghana. It is also known as ‘Hausa beer’. It is very spicy due to its high amounts of Ginger and other hot spicies.
Ice kenkey (Kenkey milkshake)
Ice kenkey is Ghana’s favorite locally made smoothie or shake. It is prepared by blending kenkey with water, sugar, powdered milk, and ice. You can in addition include roasted groundnuts.
Atadwe (Tiger nut) Milk Drink
Atadwe or tiger nut milk drink is a non-alcoholic locally made drink prepared from a nut in Ghana called tiger nut. It provides a lot health benefits to the body. Tiger nuts are popular in Ghana due to its aphrodisiac properties.
Gari Soaking is a popular Ghanaian dessert made with gari. As the name implies, it is made by soaking the gari in water or milk. Often drunk with sugar and roasted groundnut.
Brukina, also known as Burkina, is a locally made Ghanaian drink or beverage prepared from ground millet and pasteurized milk. Brukina is most popularly produced in the Northern regions of Ghana. It is also known as ‘Deger’. It is rich in calcium, protein, and Vitamins (B1, B2, B6).
Akpeteshie is a locally made alcoholic drink mostly referred to as the national spirit of Ghana. It is made by distilling palm wine or sugar cane. In other parts of West Africa such as Nigeria, it is known as Ògógóró, an Urhobo word, usually distilled locally from fermented Raffia palm tree juice. Akpeteshie is very strong and should be consumed with care.
Palm wine is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm tree such as the palmyra, date palms, and coconut palms. Palm wines are widely consumed in other parts of the world such as the Philippines and in Africa, Nigeria.
Pito is a locally made alcoholic drink prepared from fermented millet or sorghum in northern Ghana, parts of Nigeria, and other parts of West Africa.
So there you have it, the top 10 locally made drinks in Ghana. If you like the content on this blog, share, like and follow our social media pages and don’t forget to bookmark the blog