Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
This comes from the book Around the World in 80 Bars, and the recipe comes from "The Carnivore" in Nairobi, Kenya. The Carnivore is a nyama choma (barbecued meat) restaurant, and is licensed to serve gazelle, giraffe, and zebra. In Swahali, Dawa means "somewhere between a medicine and a magic potion'. Traditionally, this drink is served with a small wooden masher so that you can release more lime juice and adjust the flavor of your Dawa to suit your liking. This is a pretty strong tasting drink, so I generally release more lime juice!!
- 1 lime, quartered and thickly sliced
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon caster sugar
- 2 ounces vodka
- ice, preferably small chips or crushed ice
- Place the lime slices, honey and sugar in a heavy-based rocks glass and crush lightly together with a spoon.
- Add some ice, and pour the vodka over it.
- Adjust the flavor by crushing the lime slices further, if desired.
I made this lovely creation after dinner last night and enjoyed every sip. I used my vanilla vodka and just followed the directions. No way you could go wrong here, it's refreshing and delicious.
Simple to make, delicious to imbibe. I had one, wanted another one, but needed to make dinner, so I made the second one lighter by topping it off with some lime-flavored seltzer - also very good and refreshing.
What a wonderful drink on such a hot August day here in Florida!! I just made one of these and followed it as written. Very easy with ingredients I always have on hand. I followed the advice of mary winecoff and didn't add the honey until the end, lol, worked perfectly!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for WTTM tag game!!