This is a sneaky prelude to my post tomorrow. *Southern Accent* I've got so much to shayeh I caaan't hold eet een
We are entertaining this Friday night and are making Mamajuana drink for the first time! Here is the back story.
So me and my lover, something you should get used to me calling my husband, went on a love trip, in case you can't tell we are very much in love, to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic over Thanksgiving weekend! We were very tempted to sip this sumptuous drink of Mamajuana but alas it has wine in the ingredients, and we drink only kosher wine. The locals were so gung ho about this drink we felt bad rejecting it! We right away purchased the dried herbs so we can do it ourselves at home! All the more fun aye!
Mamajuana is a drink from the Dominican Republic that is concocted by allowing rum, red wine, and honey to soak in a bottle with tree bark and herbs. The specific herbs that make up Mamajuana
were originally prepared as an herbal tea by the native Taino Indians
and much later in time, post-Columbus, alcohol was added to the recipe cause everything is better with alcohol. Many natives of the Dominican Republic claim that the drink is an aphrodisiac. Mamajuana is also consumed for its medicinal value.
Herbs Native Only to the Dominican Republic:
caro, anamu, brasil, marabeli, hoja de maguey, clavo dulce, bohuco and canelilla
3 c. Dark rum
1 c. Red wine
1 c. Honey
3 sticks of cinnamon