The Best African Cocktail Selections for Your Next Gathering or Shindig

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Cheers to the New Year! We have collected a list of simple to make African cocktails that will serve your party needs. You won’t find overpriced “Ace of Spades”, “Rosé” or “Moët” brands on the list and this is really a shout-out to those drinks that will ensure fun with a touch of sophistication. Believe us when we say that your party guests will be crowning you chief or chieftess of party planning.

A list of the top 3 drinks that ensure there is never a dull moment at your next party:

Magic Moments Vodka Cocktail: One of the most popular and widely consumed vodkas in 2015, Magic Moments won people over with its variety and relatively cheap cost. Easy to purchase at your local convenience store, it was a favorite for house parties all year round. Its delightful taste made it an excellent shooter and the chocolate flavor was a huge catch among women. (See Video Recipe Instructions)

The Orijin Cocktail:The Orijin spirit mixed drink had a meteoric rise as a herbal flavored drink created by Guinness Nigeria PLC. The drink captures as well as celebrates African culture and heritage with its local flavor and design. This specially crafted cocktail using Orijin as a base is perfect for a chill time.

Recipe: Mix ingredients for a simple delicious beverage with an elegant finish, recipe courtesy of OFoodi

  1. Orijin (2 oz.)
  2. Freshly grated ginger
  3. White Zinfandel (1 oz.)
  4. A dash of Strawberry squash/crushed strawberry pieces ( 3-4)
  5. Rim your glass with sugar
  6. Garnish with a pear slice
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Dawa Cocktail

The Dawa Cocktail: Dawa means “medicine” or “magic potion” in Swahili. In other words, a dawa is said to be so potent that it will cure whatever ails you. The recipe is based on a famous Brazilian drink that was introduced to Kenya. Dawa is and will always be a classic Kenyan cocktail. It is now one of the most widely consumed cocktails in Kenya and has spread throughout North and South Africa.

Recipe: Mix ingredients for a simple delicious beverage great for your after work hours shindig or a midday gathering, recipe courtesy of Food.com

  1. Brown sugar (1 tbs.)
  2. Vodka ( 2 oz.)
  3. Crushed ice/ice cubes
  4. Crushed lime (1)
  5. Garnish with Dawa stick or honey stick (1)

(With Information from NGmag.com)