Dawa in Swahili basically means “medicine” or “magic potion”. In layman’s language, it loosely means a dawa is said to be so potent that it will cure whatever ails you. The Dawa recipe is based on a famous Brazilian drink that was introduced to Kenya. It is now one of the most widely consumed cocktails in Kenya and has spread throughout North and South Africa
- 1 teaspoon sugar or 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 fluid ounces vodka
- Crushed ice cube
- 1 whole lime, quarter with skin on
- 1 dawa stick, twisted in creamed honey
- Put lime and sugar into a whisky tumbler.
- Crush limes slightly, add ice and pour in the vodka.
- At this point you twist a dawa stick into some honey and add the stick to the drink. A wooden honey stick or other type of stick twisted in honey will work.
- Muddle limes with dawa or honey stick. The more you crush the limes into the mixture and stir the sweeter the taste.