African Ngolo Cocktail Recipe

You know what they say, “When in Africa, drink as the Africans drink!” Okay, I may have adapted the famous phrase just a bit. But, trust me, you’re going to want to try this cocktail!

My family and I recently vacationed in Africa, and, during our second night there, we watched the sunset while sipping this refreshing cocktail. It’s reminiscent of a Moscow Mule with Ngolo’s special touch. I couldn’t help but ask Ngolo to share his refreshing recipe with you. Watch our Instagram video to see just how easy it is to make this sensational sip at home!



View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Nealy Fischer (@theflexiblechef) on

African Ngolo Cocktail Recipe

African Ngolo Cocktail


  • 2 oz. bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz. maple syrup
  • 1 (12 oz.) can of ginger beer

    (We used stone tangawiz, but use whatever you can find in your local store)

  • Dash of bitters
  • Mint leaves, for garnish