Morocco is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It's an exotic place for travelers to explore the African culture. But because of its climate, you'll need to make you stay sufficiently hydrated.
There is indeed no shortage of Moroccan drinks, whether you prefer something fresh and sweet, alcoholic, or perhaps something as simple as a cold drink of water.
Let's take a closer look at the drink choices you can look forward to on your next trip to the gorgeous country of Morocco.
What Are Some Traditional Moroccan Drinks?
If you want to discover what drinks are favorites in Morocco, then don't skip over this article. Keep reading to find everything you need to know about traditional Moroccan beverages.
Drinking mint tea is ubiquitous in Morocco. Everywhere you look throughout the day you'll see mint tea being served from ornate silver teapots. It's especially popular during meals. You will find it being served to guests in hotels, shops, and in private homes. And believe it or not, refusing mint tea is considered rude.
It's traditionally made from gunpowder green tea, boiled with fresh mint, and flavored with quite a lot of sugar. It's refreshing on a hot day, and highly addictive.
As you're wandering through public squares and outdoor markets, you are sure to see plenty of carts piled high with lovely bright oranges. These are orange juice stands and the perfect spot to grab a refreshing glass of fresh squeezed orange juice.
Are you serious about coffee? If you are, you'll be happy to know that the people of Morocco take their coffee every bit as seriously as anyone else in the world. Morocco is a paradise for lovers of frothy cappuccinos, cafe au lait, and espressos. These are available day and night, at both restaurants and snack stands alike.
Morocco is divided into five wine regions that produce merlot and cabernet sauvignon and, because of the altitude of the mountains, they mostly grow grapes for red wines.
Morocco has several brands of beer that are made locally, but we would recommend that you avoid drinking Moroccan alcohol in public. This is because Morocco is predominantly Muslim. A smarter choice would be to grab a drink at a hotel or upscale restaurant. This way you won't have to worry about any of the locals glaring at you.
When you visit Morocco, you're going to get very thirsty and need fresh, clean water. Bottled water is very easy to find, and is available in both sparkling and flat. The favorite brands are Oulmes and Ciel, and when you buy a bottle just make sure that the cap seal isn't broken. We wouldn't recommend taking a chance on Morocco's tap water.
No Shortage of Choices
Moroccan drinks offer a wide variety of options for staying hydrated in the boiling Arabian climate. We encourage you to be adventurous and try a little of everything but remember to drink plenty of water.
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