Old liquor finds new life in Ghana cocktail scene

Associated Press
Old liquor finds new life in Ghana cocktail scene

In this Friday, June 14, 2013 photo, waitress Habiba carries cocktails made with the local spirit akpeteshie to clients at The Republic bar in Accra, Ghana. In Ghana, the local alcohol akpeteshie tastes like fire to the uninitiated, burning all the way down the throat to a nervous stomach. But at The Republic in the nation’s capital, it comes garnished with mint and brown sugar for young professionals just getting off work. The drinks here represent part of a new drink movement in Ghana that some hope will spread across West Africa, taking traditional liquors and bringing them out of the countryside and into capital nightclubs. (AP Photo/Christian Thompson)

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