Mama Africa by Jason-Candid Knüsel

Back to the Roots

What a beautiful topic!

Knowing where your roots are from is the most powerful and important thing in life. It define who you are and where you come from.

My roots are based in the eastern part of Africa. Well, that is where my mother is from. Zanzibar - The Island of spices. An Island using mainly cinammon and cloves in old recipes is a tradition, like in the Aegean Islands, where the Roots Rakomelo liquor is coming from.

Using a cold brew coffee (not homemade) and a touch of chili tincture (not homemade) helps to bring a proper body to the cocktail I really wish to present. Last but not least, going back to an english historic aspect (as I will compete for the London heats, if I pass threw). Tonic Water has been invented back in the days to preserve europeans from malaria while their trip to east Africa.

All ingrediants together gives an extremly refreshing spiced Highball with a low ABV. A drink specially recommended on higher temperatures to rehydrate. Like on Greek islands or on a trip to Zanzibar.

As my mum and our roots are the inspiration behind that mixture I dedicate this drink to her.


Enjoy the „Mama Africa“ Highball.

Mama Africa

Roots Rakomelo
Cold Brew Coffee
fresh Lime Juice
Tonic Water

Jason-Candid Knüsel
American Bar at the Savoy
London - UK