'Dawa' means medicine in Swahili. Not only is is a healthy drink but it has been used by many communities to cure various ailments. If you have a common cold people treat it with lemon, honey and hot water. It is one of the most requested cocktail in most tourist destinations like the Carnivore, Tribe hotel and Fairmont Mara. It is also very famous in Tanzania and Zanzibar. Most mixologists add vodka to make it more potent.
Here is how you can make it at home.
I tbsp sugar
Wooden stick or lemon grass(For mixing and garnish)
Put lime and sugar into a whiskey tumbler.
Crush the limes lightly, add ice then add Vodka.
Put the dawa stick in some honey and twist lightly.
Put the stick in the drink.
Use the stick to crush the limes.
|Dawa from Fairmont, Mara|
Nice. Authentic. Kenyan.