Mamajuana may sound like a made-up word to some of you, but it is actually a populardrink in some countries, depending on where you’re visiting.
What is Mamajuana?
Mamajuana is an alcoholic drink that is native to the Dominican Republic. It is made by steeping rum, red wine, honey, tree bark, and herbs in a bottle. Many people wonder about the strength of this, and yes, it is quite strong, although mamajuana vary by producer.The proportions of wine to rum and the ABV of each will greatly affect the strength. This also contains lots of sugar and herbs, which can lead to a nasty hangover.
Expect about 30% alcohol by volume (ABV). The rum itself can vary from 80 proof to 160 proof, so a homemade variety could be quite boozy.
Dominicans praise mamajuana for its curative properties, and as a powerful type of alcohol will lower a person’s inhibitions when enjoyed in moderation.. It is referred to by locals as ‘Dominican Viagra’ or ‘the baby maker’. In traditional recipes, the key aphrodisiac ingredient is the penis of the carey sea turtle – although this is left out of most commercial products for legal reasons.There’s no science to support mamajuana’s aphrodisiac claims, but any
How to Make Mamajuana?
The herbs and bark are native to the Dominican Republic, but substitutes can be found in the United States. These can remain in the bottle for years as you add more rum and wine over time.
- Step 1: Fill a glass bottle with chicory bark, cloves, stick, agave leaves, and other herbs
- Step 2: Add a quarter cup of honey
- Step 3: Fill the bottle with 50% red wine and 50% rum
- Step 4: Allow this to steep for about a week
- Step 5: Strain and enjoy on its own or in
Whether it is aeffect or not, mamajuana is known to help people feel healthier and more stimulated.It can also cause people to feel overly drunk and hungover, so always limit your consumption to one or two ounces.