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Red Drinks Have a Special Place In Black Culture

From Kool-Aid to sorrel to ‘red pop,’ we can thank Mother Africa for our affinity for crimson refreshments

Red drink with lemon wedge and metal straw.
Photo: Naomi Rahim#381686/UNI5CrGINS/Getty Images

When I close my eyes and visualize the first drinks I fell in love with as a child, the memories are instant and vivid. The recollection isn’t of a flavor as much as a color — red. Long before I understood…

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