Dawa is the Swahili word for medicine. It’s also the drink of choice around the Swahili coast. It’s so called because, frankly, it heals. Here’s a recipe and should you be on the coast, please order one or two or three or four BUT make sure that it’s prepared properly without cold drink added in. It must always be served in a whiskey glass.
Put lime and sugar into a whisky tumbler, crush limes slightly, add ice and pour in the vodka, 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. Picture by Mahlatsi Maredi.
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