It’s International Women’s Day yesterday and a lot of Nigerian women will be celebrating with a glass or two of their favourite drink.
In the 80’s and 90’s, our mothers joined our dads to drink beer, especially Guinness stout. But today’s woman is delving into new types of alcohol.
From Baileys to Amarula, Magnum to Strawberry Lips, cream liqueurs is every Nigerian woman’s temptation. There is something between the warmth of the spirit and the sweetness of the cream that resonates with women. You’ll find women having a cream liqueur whether at a wedding, on a date or just relaxing at home.
Be it a still rose wine, a sparkling rose wine or a rose champagne, the pink colour and lovely fruity notes of rose are in sync with the palate of most Nigerian women.
“I am not really particular about brands, but so long it is a rose and it is pink, I am drinking,” said Yewane Rwang-Dung in a recent interview with Spirit Magazine. That is just how much the rose wine has sunk into the DNA of Nigerian women.
Sweet Red Wine
Carlo Rossi Sweet Red and Thomas Barton Merlot are among the favourite choices. Sandeman Port Ruby is also another highly rated wine among Nigerian women. The choice of this has to do with the sweet palate of Nigerian women, and of course, the romantic tendencies that come with red wine.
“Flavoured vodka gives the opportunity to explore with different tastes,” said Funmi, a lady we met at a bar. Flavoured vodka makes for an amazing base for most cocktails, and that is something Nigerian women are certainly in love with.