How to Make Mama Juana

Visit the Dominican Republic and everywhere you go people will be drinking Mama Juana. Sometimes spelled mamajuana, it is an alcoholic concoction known widely as a sexual aphrodisiac. Follow this recipe and you can make some homemade "liquid viagra" in your house.

Find some local ingredients. This is impossible to do if you live outside the Caribbean. Luckily, one can order the necessary spices over the Internet. Due to different rules and regulations all over the world, Mama Juana spices are shipped in dry spice form. If you want to make the authentic version you will need caro, anamu, brasil, marabeli, hoja de maguey, clavo dulce, bohuco and canelilla.

Mix the ingredients. Wash out a large bottle that can hold either a fifth or half gallon of alcohol. Some people will let a filled bottle of gin stand for weeks. You don't have to do this, but make sure the bottle is sterilized and rinsed out.

Fill 90% of the bottle with dark Dominican rum. Most rums are about 40 proof (20% alcohol) Fill the rest of the bottle with red wine and honey. You can use light rum as well and it will give it a different taste. Mama Juana recipes are unique all over the Dominican. Experiment with different rums to find a flavor to your liking. Add fruits like raisins, limes and oranges for a fruitier flavor.

Let the bottle sit for at least three days. The longer the bottle sits, the smoother it will taste.

Mix your Mama Juana with rum for a relaxing after dinner drink or to set the mood for a night of romance.

Things You'll Need

  • Empty half-gallon sized bottle
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • Honey
  • Rum (just less than a fifth)
  • Mama Juana spices
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