Sorrel and Mauby- a taste for all occasions – Dmitri Allicock

Sorrel and Mauby- a taste for all occasions

There is an abiding love by Guyanese around the world for some of the delicious home brewed drinks of Guyana that verges on worship. This unwavering memory of the taste of home can instantly transport you back to that nostalgic and happy place of family and cultural identification. Guyanese foods and drinks are always on the minds of the diaspora regardless of their vast distances of travel and adaptation to other foods and cultural experiences of the world.  [Read more]

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  • Deen  On 10/01/2013 at 12:36 pm

    Aaah! Refreshing!
    Dmitri, I used to enjoy all three of these drinks, mauby, ginger beer and sorrel.I loved mauby the best. If only I had known it was supposedly and aphrodisiac, I would have treated my girlfriends with a lot more, Haha!
    Thanks for sharing this.
    If I may suggest another related topic, what about an article about popular Guyanese soft drinks of yesteryear: Vimto, Icee, Sugar water, Lemonade, etc.
    Take care

  • Dmitri Allicock  On 10/04/2013 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks Deen, good idea.

  • Dmitri Allicock  On 10/04/2013 at 7:03 pm

    When I was a child in the 1960s most fruits cost one cent or a penny. There was a song of the time that said, “Mango ripe! Mango sweet! I want a penny to buy,” (repeat). That was very true of the times as most of us can remember. Sucking a juicy spice mango that ran down your elbow was a trade mark of the school children at Wismar or Mackenzie market place. A coconut base Salara, Bun or Biscuit and a very large cup of delicious Mauby to wash it down was five cents. Read more:

  • Wendy Barnwell  On 04/27/2014 at 8:15 pm

    Very good information about making sorrel. I will look for it now! I get so busy that I forget all these good things about Guyana!

  • Dmitri Allicock  On 04/28/2014 at 12:29 am

    Thanks Wendy, I use the Sorrel and Mauby extract and always have a little in the refrigerator to reminds me of home.

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