Cooking out of my comfort zone

Here is another installment of Cooking out of your comfort zone. This one is a bit different as it is a drink not food.
When I was in Kenya I discovered this amazing drink called a Dawa. Dawa in Swahili means “medicine” and it is a very strong drink. I like mine to be spicy but it’s also very good without the spice.
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 shots vodka
Crushed ice cubes
1 whole lime quarter with skin on
1 Dawa stick twisted in honey (a Dawa stick can be a thick swizzle stick used to crush the limes in the glass) optional 4 to 6 drops of Tabasco
1) Put lime and sugar into a whisky tumbler.
2) Crush limes slightly, add ice and pour in the vodka.
3) At this point you 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.
4) Muddle limes with dawa or honey stick. The more you crush the limes into the mixture and stir the sweeter the taste. If you want it spicy add Tabasco to taste.
This drink is great for a hot summer night with friends or just to remind you of Africa.
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