If the word Tonto is not familiar to you, it’s a Ugandan traditional fermented beverage made from bitter bananas also known as “embidde” in Luganda. In Luganda, tonto also goes by another nickname, “mwenge bigere”, a derivative of its traditional preparation process of mashing (with feet) the pit ripened bananas in a wooden banana boat shaped trough.
The juice extracted from the mashed bananas is then filtered, diluted and mixed with roasted sorghum which helps with the fermentation for the next two days or so before it’s served with a 6-11 percent alcohol volume.
Now, what if I told you you could transform this crude looking brew into a fancyass party punch that people will enjoy without realizing that they just drank “mwenge bigere”?
Here is what you need.
- Strain the tonto and discard the sorghum residue
- Add sprite to the tonto
- Add the pineapple juice (and chunks)
- Add lemon
- Stir and garnish with oranges, pineapple or lemon