Goan Drinks - an insider’s guide to Goa’s favourite drinks

Sol Kadhi

This special drinks in Goa are mostly had after meals especially after rice and are known for its digestive properties. It is made from coconut milk or Amasol or Kokum. It also fights acidity really well. The drink is an evergreen concoction especially in summers of the beach city.

Kokum Juice

Produced from the Kokum fruit, it is scarlet color is rich in anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is known for curing diseases such as cancers of various parts, piles, digestive problems etc. The fruit is also found in forms of butter and oils. Also, the residue left after the extraction of the oil is used as manure.


Cashew Juice is locally known as Niro in Goa which is very rare to find yet very sweet and tasty to drink. The locals who extract cashew juice to make feni/urrak only there you’ll be able to find it and Best time to drink Niro is from March to May.


Feni is a traditional liquor distilled from the fermented juice of cashew apples. It is safe to drink as it is free from organic or artificial flavors. The name “feni” is derived from the Sanskrit word phena which actually means froth. It is due to the fact that bubbles form a light froth when the liquor is shaken in a bottle or poured in a glass. Feni is a part of Goa food tradition from the last 400 years. Unlike other liquors, it doesn’t give you a hangover. It also got the Geographical Indication (GI) certificate in 2009. In 2016, the Goan government initiated the process of declaring it as a heritage drink.


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