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Sunday, June 26, 2005

Dharwa

A dharwa is an alcoholic beverage said to originate from Kenya. In South Africa a dharwa is usually served in a tin mug together with a thick wooden stick. The drink consists of vodka, fresh lemon juice, a lemon wedge, a dollop of honey, and loads of crushed ice up to the brim of the mug.

You use the stick to crush the ice and stir in the honey which gets a little hard from the ice. If you've made it too sweet, you pound your lemon wedge, if its become too sour now, you stir in some more honey. Mmmm....delicious.

You can get dharwa's The Carnivore restaurant, if you're up to a big meal out, or more conveniently at Xai Xai in Melville.

Warning: Don't drink too many or you'll be feeling really sorry for yourself the next day.

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