Kenyan Dawa – Cocktail recipe

Kenyan Dawa – Cocktail recipe

Kenyan Dawa Dawa, which means medicine in Swahili, is rumoured to have been used by early American settlers as the drink that cured absolutely everything! It is Kenya’s most famous drink and it tastes so good and hey if it fixes things it must be good for you!

It is best enjoyed as a sundowner while staring out at the African savannah. If you can’t physically be there, this drink will definitely set your wanderlust mode on!

Here is my recipe:


  • 2 slices of lime
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 shots Vodka if you are feeling brave or 1 if you are sensible
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Crushed Ice/ small ice cubes


  1. Fill a glass with the vodka and ice.
  2. Add the limes in and the sugar.
  3. Dip a wooden stick into the honey and add in 2 tablespoons equivalent into the glass.
  4. Mix well with the wooden stick and crush the limes.
  5. If you want the drink a bit sweeter add a bit more honey.
  6. Enjoy!



Binita Shah-Patel

Hi, I’m Binny – a writer, dreamer, serial wanderluster and travel addict. I am originally from Kenya but now live in London. I set up this blog to share my experiences eating out as well as travelling.

I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way.

It’s my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible.

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