Dawa is and definitely will always be an old classic Kenyan cocktail. This is made up of a blend of vodka, lime juice as well as honey garnished along with a lime wheel and also a ‘Dawa Stick’ in order to stir up the honey. Typically called Dawa, that is based on the Swahili word which means “Medicine”, it makes for a refreshing cocktail which will treat no matter what ails you.
Regardless if you are after having a delicious sun downer, a refreshing drink over a very hot afternoon, a glass or two following a exhausting day, or perhaps a social drink, Dawa is the cocktail to drink. The simplicity of all the ingredients in Dawa is definitely will make you really feel better.
The recipe is based upon the renowned Brazilian drink which was brought to Kenya. Now it is among the most broadly drank cocktail in Kenya and it has spread all through North and South Africa (particularly in touristy regions). So here’s how to make yours.
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2 oz of vodka
1 tbsp of brown sugar
1 tbsp of honey
1 lime, slice into chunks, and also lime wheel garnish
1 lime, quartered and then slice into pieces, also lime wheel garnish Ice
- To a rocks glass put lime chunks, sugar and honey.
- Muddle merely enough to produce the lime juice and blend along with the honey and sugar, but not a lot that can mash the pith (which will give a bitter taste).
- Then add crushed ice, next the vodka and stir to mix ingredients and lift up the lime through the bottom of the glass. Put even more ice till the glass is full, then garnish using a lime wheel.
- Serve and enjoy