5 African Cocktails That You can Make To Jazz Up Your Holidays

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African cocktails
This has been no ordinary year, so why settle for the usual? Embrace some new flavors that will excite your palate and expose you to some of the many varieties of mixed drinks that come from Africa? Well if you hadn’t thought about it, let us help you out a little with 5 cocktails you can try at home.

Irresistible African Cocktails

#1 – Nigerian Chapman Drink

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Nigerian Chapman Drink By Flo Chinyere

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

Nigerian Chapman Drink is a fun and refreshing drink with a mix of fruits. It uses Angostura Aromatic Bitters which is alcoholic but a very mild influence on the drink.

 ½ Orange
 ½ Lemon
 1 Cucumber
 1 Sprite
 1 Fanta
 Ribena™ Blackcurrant
 Ice Cubes

Ingredients

 ½ Orange
 ½ Lemon
 1 Cucumber
 1 Sprite
 1 Fanta
 Ribena™ Blackcurrant
 Ice Cubes

Directions

Nigerian Chapman Drink By Flo Chinyere

#2 – Kenyan Dawa

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Kenyan Dawa Drink By Nairobi Kitchen

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

 1 Cup Water
 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
 1 Tablespoon Honey
 2 Lemons
 1/2 Ginger

Ingredients

 1 Cup Water
 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
 1 Tablespoon Honey
 2 Lemons
 1/2 Ginger
Kenyan Dawa Drink By Nairobi Kitchen

#3 – Emudro mixed drnks

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Ghanaian Ginger Drink (Emudro) By Mrs. Drewry Food

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

Emudro is a Home-made non-alcoholic ginger drink which is very popular in Ghana. It can be enjoyed chilled.

 3 large fresh ginger roots (not ground ginger),
 2 limes or 1 lemon
 pineapple, or grapefruit juice
 1 cup sugar
 a few whole cloves or a cinnamon stick (optional)
 water

1

Carefully remove and discard the ginger root's outer layer.

2

Pound the ginger root to a pulp and place in a large ovenproof glass mixing bowl or stainless steel container.

3

In a teakettle, heat six cups of water to boil. Pour water over the ginger, cover with a lid or a clean cloth. Wait one hour.

4

Place a clean cheesecloth or a paper towel in a strainer and pour the mixture through it into a large jar or pitcher (or two jars or pitchers as necessary). Squeeze the cloth to extract all the liquid from the ginger root.

5

Mix in the citrus juice, sugar, and spices (cinnamon stick). Fill the jar with lukewarm water to make a gallon.

6

Return the mixture to a warm spot and wait another hour. Strain the ginger beer once more and refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. Serve with dishes from Western Africa.

Ingredients

 3 large fresh ginger roots (not ground ginger),
 2 limes or 1 lemon
 pineapple, or grapefruit juice
 1 cup sugar
 a few whole cloves or a cinnamon stick (optional)
 water

Directions

1

Carefully remove and discard the ginger root's outer layer.

2

Pound the ginger root to a pulp and place in a large ovenproof glass mixing bowl or stainless steel container.

3

In a teakettle, heat six cups of water to boil. Pour water over the ginger, cover with a lid or a clean cloth. Wait one hour.

4

Place a clean cheesecloth or a paper towel in a strainer and pour the mixture through it into a large jar or pitcher (or two jars or pitchers as necessary). Squeeze the cloth to extract all the liquid from the ginger root.

5

Mix in the citrus juice, sugar, and spices (cinnamon stick). Fill the jar with lukewarm water to make a gallon.

6

Return the mixture to a warm spot and wait another hour. Strain the ginger beer once more and refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. Serve with dishes from Western Africa.

Ghanaian Ginger Drink (Emudro) By Mrs. Drewry Food

#4 – Zobo Drink Also Known As Hibiscus Tea

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Pressure Cooker Zobo Drink (Hibiscus Tea) By Pressure Cooking Today

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins

Hibiscus Tea! Hibiscus tea is a natural source of Vitamin C and antioxidants, and may lower blood pressure. You can drink it hot or cold. Several recipes I saw online included rum or a bit of wine to make a sangria style drink.

The recipe I adapted my pressure cooker recipe from used the pineapple rinds to flavor the Zobo instead of fresh pineapple. I thought it was such a great idea. You get the great flavor from the rinds, and don’t have to waste any of the pineapple. If you’re looking for a fun summer drink, give this easy recipe a try! Thanks Robin for sharing the recipe with me.

 2 cups dried hibiscus petals (zobo leaves)
 10 cups water
 1 cup granulated sugar
 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
 Pineapple rind from 1 ripe pineapple

Ingredients

 2 cups dried hibiscus petals (zobo leaves)
 10 cups water
 1 cup granulated sugar
 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
 Pineapple rind from 1 ripe pineapple
Pressure Cooker Zobo Drink (Hibiscus Tea) By Pressure Cooking Today

#5 – South African Fynbos Cocktail

 

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South African Fynbos Cocktail

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

When South African Bar Tender came up with The Fynbos cocktail, there was no question that it was going to be a big hit. It is simple enough to make and taste as good as it looks. So let's take out the shakers and get down to business.

 50 ml South African Brandy
 50 ml Rooibos tea
 25 ml sugar syrupMix 1 part boiling water and 2 parts sugar, stir to dissolve and let it cool.
 12.50 ml ginger liqueur
 A dash of bitters (optional)

1

Chill a martini glass, shake brandy, Rooibos tea, honey, sugar syrup and ginger liqueur.

2

Strain into martini glass, finish off with a lemon twist on top. Eugene recommends Butlers Ginger Liqueur

Ingredients

 50 ml South African Brandy
 50 ml Rooibos tea
 25 ml sugar syrupMix 1 part boiling water and 2 parts sugar, stir to dissolve and let it cool.
 12.50 ml ginger liqueur
 A dash of bitters (optional)

Directions

1

Chill a martini glass, shake brandy, Rooibos tea, honey, sugar syrup and ginger liqueur.

2

Strain into martini glass, finish off with a lemon twist on top. Eugene recommends Butlers Ginger Liqueur

South African Fynbos Cocktail

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