A little Tropical Punch

Our family recently returned from a holiday in a tropical paradise in the Dominican Republic.  Beverages are a ‘plenty’ at an all-inclusive resort.  One of LIFE’s simple pleasures is trying different drinks that you normally don’t have all the ingredients to make yourself.  Tropical fruity names that are familiar are: Bahama Mama, Mai Tai, Rum Punch, Tequila Sunrise, Zombie, Pina Colada, Hurricane and daiquiri…. just to name a few!

A local favorite is a Mamajuana!  I think they just like saying it!  But they do however manufacture a lot of rum in the Dominican Republic, and of course export this beverage of rum, red wine and honey.  We did try it a few times.  I heard that it is both a medicinal concoction, as well as an aphrodisiac!

The name itself refers to the type of bottle it comes in, a large squat bottle with a short narrow neck, covered with wicker.  What gives it a unique flavor is the mixture of bark and herbs that they soak in the rum for up to a week.

I guess you are supposed to drink it as a shot, but our glasses were always a small snifter with ice.  We would take that first sip, swallow and then shake our head, scrunch our nose and take a deep sigh… it was pretty strong!

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One of LIFE’s simple pleasures is a fun and fruity drink!

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