Umqombothi is a local and traditional beer of South Africa and is a Xhosa beer. The beer has low alcohol content in it i.e. 3%. The beer is made from corn, maize malt, sorghum malt, yeast, and water. It is rich in vitamin B and is popular among the Xhosa people. Earlier, the drink was prepared by women, but was enjoyed by only men but, now times have changed and so women are also fully drinking it.
Rooibos, refers to ‘red bush’, ‘bush tea’, or ‘red tea’ and means plant’s visual characteristics. The plant is grown in the Western and Northern Cape of South Africa valley and is sold globally. The plant is used to make iced tea or red espresso and has many benefits like anti-aging and health benefits. It is packed full of antioxidants and is added to other teas to enhance their flavors. If you love different kinds of tea, then this one if for you!
Mampoer is a home-distilled fruit liquor and is an alternative to witblits. The drink is most popular in the northern parts of South Africa. It is made up of peach, apricot, and litchi, but can be found in many other flavors. It is said to be named after the Pedi chief Mampuru. Groot Mario is said to be the home of mampoer in South Africa.
A springbokkie gets its name from the long-legged buck of the veld or the South Africa national rugby team jersey colors, which is known as “The Springboks”. This is a sweet minty taste drink by layering it with creamy Amarula over a vibrant green peppermint liqueur. It is prepared by following two simple steps: Firstly, Amarula must be poured into a shot glass, followed by crème de menthe.