Popular Guyanese drinks include the mauby, sorrel and ginger beer. The mauby is a traditional drink that is made from the bark of a local tree. Sorrel is a special liquid which is used in many Guyanese salads and it is prepared from a vegetable leaf and the ginger beer has a spicy and sweet taste. There are various local drinks which are based on fruits, like coconut, banana, citrus fruits and pineapple. The coconut water punch is a local drink, made of green, unripe coconuts and flavored with gin. The pineapple wine is made of regular pineapples, dried fruit, sugar and mace and this composition is left for 3 weeks in water before consuming it. The peanut punch is made with peanut butter, sugar and milk and it is served on special occasions. There are also many milkshake, like the exotic papaw milkshake, made with ripe papaw, milk and sugar or the banana milkshake or pineapple sorbet.
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