What Drinks to Order in Niue
Treat the tastebuds to the tropical flavours, homegrown brews and more “potent” beverages of Niue. Whether you’re relaxing at a bar or browsing the drinks at a local grocery store, know what to order thanks to this list of the drinks in Niue you have to try!
It’s in the name (almost!) When in Niue, drink niu! Meaning “drinking coconut” in Niuean, niu is a young unripened coconut typically served in the original shell with a straw to suck through one of the coconut’s eyes.
2. Inu Hake Craft Beer
Sample an array of tropical, if not incredibly unique, flavours of craft beer from Niue’s locally-owned brewery, Inu Hake Brewery. Served on tap and in tasting trays at Avi’s Ark (Alofi), Inu Hake craft beer and cider consists of intriguing local flavours, such as Niue honey, vanilla, pineapple and coconut. What’s more, the method of pressure-brewing, rather than adding CO2 like a commercial beer, means that you’re less likely to experience a hangover. We’ve already put it to the test, but we’ll leave testing the theory up to you.
Learn more about Avi’s Ark in 11 Best Bars in Niue.
3. Vanilla Coffee
One of the agricultural crops Niue is known for is its organic vanilla. With that, try vanilla-infused coffee beans brewed into an aromatic cuppa at the Vanilla Cafe (Alofi Commercial Centre). Produced by Niue Vanilla International, vanilla-infused coffee beans are for sale in the Niue Vanilla Shop (Utuko, Alofi) when available, while vanilla farm tours are also available to book here to learn more about this challenging crop. Check out the 12 Best Foodie Experiences in Niue to learn more about the tour.
4. Noni Juice
Niue is also home to a noni plantation and farm that produces its very own noni juice, available to buy in local grocery stores like Double M (Alofi Commercial Centre). Noni grows from trees in the coffee family, but they are more famous for their smell than their taste. Admittedly, with its pungent aroma, noni juice is not a drink you’ll want “savour”, which is why noni is mostly produced as a superfood and has a wide range of health benefits, including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antitumor, analgesic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, and immune-enhancing effects.
Finally, it wouldn’t be an island holiday without cocktails and mocktails! To fit the bill, Niue is home to well-trained mixologists and bar staff who can shake up some amazing cocktails in minutes. We highly recommend a drink at All Relativf (Swansons Complex) for the best and, admittedly, strongest cocktails on the island. Check out The Ultimate Guide to Niue Nightlife for more places to try your “Sex on the Beach”.
More About Drinks in Niue
Now that you know the best drinks in Niue to try, here are some spectacular places to try them!
- 10 Best Bars in Niue
- 12 Best Cafes & Takeaways in Niue
- The Food Guide to Niue: Places to Eat & Food Tours
Finally, don’t neglect your stomach too, by sampling the Traditional Niuean Food: 10 Foods to Try in Niue.