A Short Note on 2 Alcoholic Drinks in Ghana
Akpeteshie: Distilled from sugar cane, this fiery, clear liquid can be found all over Ghana in plastic water bottles or larger vats sitting in ramshackle roadside shacks. It is often used to pour libation at a ceremony where upon a few drops are sprinkled or poured on the ground to appease the Gods.
Palm Wine, as the name may suggest, is the fermented liquid that is “tapped” from felled palm trees and, therefore, is sold fresh throughout southern Ghana where palm trees grow. A hole is bored in the tree for the juice to escape. The juice is left to ferment and then drunk.