Mama Wanna Mamajuana!
Cocktail that is...
Mamajuana, what is it?
In the 1950’s Jesus Rodriguez, a native of San Juan De La Maguana, Dominican Republic, popularized an ancient distilled spirit as an inspirational cure-all medicinal elixir from Rum, Honey, local bark and herbs. It was believed that this “Mamajuana” elixir could cure the flu, aid digestion, improve circulation, cleanse the blood, liver and kidneys. It was even used as an aphrodisiac providing it the nickname of “baby maker”. There are in fact some holistic medicinal qualities derived from the local bark and herbs used in the infusion process.
In modern day Dominican Republic, Mamajuana is used as both an herbal remedy and an enjoyable beverage for the adult community. Most brands available on the market do not mix well in cocktails, however Candela Mamajuana — the first ready-to-drink premium spiced rum specialty drink from the Dominican Republic, has discovered the perfect blend to provide optimum Mamajuana cocktails for all to enjoy. We have gathered up 5 rum-miest Mamajuana recipes to keep you healthy all year long. Cheers!
1. PUNTA CANA
Named after a popular resort town in the Dominican Republic, a Punta Cana is a tropical resort escape in a glass (aka exactly what we need to get us through fall!) Mix 2 oz Candela Mamajuana with 2 oz passion fruit juice and 1 oz fresh lemon juice, then serve.
Can you handle the heat? To make a Tiguere, mix 3 oz of Candela Mamajuana with 2 oz fresh lemon juice and 1 oz jalepeño-infused syrup. There’s no quicker way to warm yourself up than with a little kick.
3. ORIENTE CALIENTE
Ready for some adult La Croix? Mix 2 oz Candela Mamajuana with 2 oz of prosecco and 2 oz Yuzu Liqueur (a citrus liqueur). This bubbly treat gives you a little taste of summer when you’re snuggled up in your fall sweaters!
4. HAPPY ENDING
With fall inevitably comes office sicknesses. Instead of downing Vitamin C, protect yourself with kombucha. Mix 3 oz kombucha with 3 oz Candela Mamajuana for a cold cure you’ll actually want to drink.
5. OLD FASHIONED, WITH A TWIST
Update this classic drink for fall by substituting rum instead of whiskey, bourbon, or rye. Muddle 1 sugar cube with 2 dashes bitters. Add 2 oz Candela Mamajuana, ice, and an orange twist on the side.
Candela Mamajuana is the first ready-to-drink Mamajuana drink sold in the U.S. Based on a secret Dominican family recipe, the Mamajuana ingredients are infused with premium aged rum and sweetened with organic honey.