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Recipe by breezermom

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!!

Top Review by Annacia

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lime, quartered and thickly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ice, preferably small chips or crushed ice


  1. Place the lime slices, honey and sugar in a heavy-based rocks glass and crush lightly together with a spoon.
  2. Add some ice, and pour the vodka over it.
  3. Adjust the flavor by crushing the lime slices further, if desired.

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