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Sodabi is a popular alcoholic beverage in Benin, made from palm sap

— Observed: Benin

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Sodabi is a popular alcoholic beverage in Benin, made from palm sap. Zanzan, a voodoo priest in Ouidah, marinates snakes in sodabi to make a powerful concoction believed to protect the drinker and make him invisible to enemies.

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  • Jake Muhleman

    Sodabi is actually made from distilled palm wine (coming from the sap of palm trees), not sugar cane.

    There are also premium versions like the one shown below that sell for $18-20 locally in supermarkets.

    • mkshftmag

      Thanks for the correction and info Jake! Gotta try some 🙂

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