Home-made honey wine


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Tekebash & Saba: Recipes from the Horn of Africa

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

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In Tigray there are two traditional alcoholic beverages that are made. One is called sewa and the other is mes. Sewa is a daily drunk beverage made from dates and barley. There isn’t really an age limit, with even young children being able to drink it. It might be due to the lack of clean drinking water – this provides a safer option.

However, mes is more of a special drink made for celebrations. It can range from beer strength to vodka strength depending on how long you leave it fo