Refreshing Fridays: Get Busy in the Dominican Republic with a Mama Juana

- Melanie Zieba,

Mama Juana is the Dominican Republic's National Drink

If you are looking for a way to really let go and relax, take a trip down to the Dominican Republic for a taste of their national drink, Mama Juana. Mama Juana is rumored to act as an aphrodisiac.

Many Dominican Republic natives say that the drink has similar effects to Viagra, and don’t worry ladies – women also report that Mama Juana increases their sexual desire as well.

Mama Juana is a mixture of bark and herbs left to soak in dark rum, honey and red wine and tastes similar to port wine.

The local leaves, sticks and roots added to the drink vary from region to region but usually include:
-Star Anise
-whole clove
-West Indian Milberry
-Anamu
-Princess Vine
-Alabhaca
-Marabeli

It’s also common for individuals to spice up the drink by adding ingredients to their liking such as raisins, molasses, cinnamon and lemon or lime juice. Let it sit for a while to soak up all of the flavor, and then serve it at room temperature in a shot glass.

Luxury Resorts in the Dominican Republic that Make a Mean Mama Juana:

Sivory Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic

Sivory Punta Cana:
Known for its excellent wine cellar (which contains more than 8,000 bottles of wine), guests at Sivory Punta Cana can expect a luxurious sun vacation mixed with gastronomic adventure. (We bet that they know how to do a really great Mama Juana).

Sanctuary Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic

Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf and Spa Hotel:
This colonial-style resort is perfect for kicking back and relaxing with your sweetheart and or your family. This luxury resort in the Dominican Republic is family-friendly, eco-friendly, and perfect for fishing vacations too.

Tortuga Bay at Puntacana in the Dominican Republic

Tortuga Bay at PUNTACANA Resort and Club:
If first class service, brilliant views of the Caribbean Sea and many rounds of golf on a world-class golf course are up your alley, then you won’t want to miss a vacation at Tortuga Bay at PUNTACANA.

Casa Colonial Beach and Spa Resort

Casa Colonial Beach and Spa:
Perfect for honeymoons, romantic getaways and spa vacations, Casa Colonial Beach and Spa is located in Puerto Plata in the DR (the island’s north coast). This is one of the Dominican Republic’s most romantic hotels, perfect for sharing a few shots of Mama Juana.

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