Roots wine more commonly known as "roots drink" or "herbal drink" is a type of medicinal beverage popular in Jamaica. It is believed to have healthful and aphrodisiacal qualities for men.
Roots wine is made from a variety of herbs and roots, often blended with honey or molasses. It is naturally fermented and slightly effervescent, typically containing less than 5% alcohol.
Typical ingredients could include:
- ^ Polly Thomas, Adam Vaitilingam, Polly Rodger Brown. The rough guide to Jamaica. Rough Guides, 2003. ISBN 978-1-84353-111-1. Pg 40.