Red drinks have links to two fruits that are native West African plants. The kola nut and hibiscus can both be steeped to make a reddish tea and are usually provided to guests as a welcome. Both plants made their way to the Caribbean and the Americas during the Atlantic slave trade.
Red drinks are an integral part of the Juneteenth food experience whether it’s soda/pop or punch. Really, you can find various forms of a red drink at many Black celebrations from church dinners, birthday parties, or just hanging in the backyard.Print