MAMAJUANA: Drink From Dominican Republic

WHAT IS MAMAJUANA?

MamaJuana is a drink from the Dominican Republic that’s made by combining & soaking rum, red wine, and honey in a bottle with tree bark and herbs for days, weeks or months. Known to be an aphrodisiac, it was first used as a cure for ailments because of the bark and herbs included.

HOW TO DRINK MAMAJUANA

The drink is usually served in a shot glass at room temperature.  You can also drink MamaJuana in a rum cocktail or mixed with fruit juice, but I like it straight…no chaser!  It’s tasty and goes down easily.

In Dominican Republic, you can buy MamaJuana in packages with all of the ingredients separated and mix them yourself at home. Or you can buy bottles already made and all you have to do is pour to drink. Either way, you will love this concoction.  Believe me, you will sip and enjoy!

 My friends and me in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic circa 2009

My friends and me in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic circa 2009

*Personal Note: I made the mistake of letting my MamaJuana soak for 4 years…and 4 years is entirely too long!  I think a couple weeks will do the trick.

Cheers!
Ashlee