Creativity doesn’t just happen on your computer or piece of paper. At least, not in Nigeria. Creativity here goes beyond that.
We are very similar to super heroes.
We love food and drinks, and we have figured out creative ways to experiment and make new stuff, especially with our drinks.
And guess what, they’ve banged! At least.. most.
Here are some locally made drinks that will switch up your taste buds once you try them.
Nigerian or not, you just have to respect these drinks.
Let’s start with the common ones, like Kunu.
It is made mostly in the North.
I would like you to know that a lot of Non-Nigeria have called this drink “The Nigerian Irish Cream”. Kunu is made with groundnuts and some rice, or tiger nuts. It is rich in Protein, Minerals and Fibre.
Let me just say it again, ‘The Nigerian Irish cream’. We. have. our. own. Irish. cream.
Palmwine. This drink is the daddy of all local drinks. It could be alcoholic or non-alchoholic.
So everyone and anyone can enjoy a little palm wine.
It is consumed in every part of Nigeria and is gotten from palm trees.
“No, we thought it was gotten from apple trees.”
Sorry, I was just informing you guys now.
Anyway, if you’ve ever had pap (aka Ogi) before. Then you need to try Adoyo. This drink is deceitful because it looks like pineapple juice from afar.
But It is nothing close to fruit juice. Be warned.
Even though it is made from pineapple, it is also made from Ogi, which is made from corn.
Just look at it.
If you haven’t tired it, well, now you have a reason to.
Another incredible drink is Omi Wara. It is drank majorly by the Northerners and is made from cheese and water. Some people will disagree with the fact that it’s an incredible drink.
But, one man’s meat..
Let’s talk about Nigerian Vodka for a second, aka Ogogoro. If you’ve ever heard the names; sapele water, push me I push you, I for don marry, kai kai, etc, they are all from the same family, and their surname is Ogogoro. It is made from ripe plantain.
This drink is NOT for children.
Another alcoholic drink is Burukutu. The production of this drink takes a rather long process because it has to ferment properly, for at least 48hours.
But it’s worth the wait, just not for people not old enough to drink alcohol obviously.
Finally we have something called Groundnut Milk Drink. It is is made from groundnut of course, and is very rich in protein. It’s basically groundnut and water.
It is that drink you’d want to have when the weather is cool.
There are a lot more drinks but let’s take baby steps and try these 8 first.