It’s a thing a lot of people don’t notice but there are 5 drinks that kickstarted every alcohol-drinking Nigerian’s journey down the rabbit hole of alcoholism. Let’s talk about them.
1) Smirnoff Ice
This is the drink that people who can’t stomach the taste of strong alcohol take when they go to a bar with friends and don’t want to get laughed at for ordering malt.
This one is a fraudulent drink. Because it tastes so sweet, you keep downing glass after glass. Next thing you know, you’re waking up 10 hours later under the bed in an empty Airbnb.
3) Don Simon Sangria
There was no old enough Nigerian in the early to mid 2000s who didn’t drink this.
4) Don Simon Vinto Tinto
After the much sweeter sangria came this. This was the next level for alcohol beginners.
5) Magic Moments
Especially the chocolate-flavoured one, which is every beginner’s go-to. I find this funny because it just tastes like really hot chocolate milk.