The history of mamajuana is one of remarkable attributes and legendary significance. Considered the first distilled spirit in the Americas, the Dominican Republic’s signature spiced rum drink’s reputation as an aphrodisiac caused it to be banned for a short time.
But as Candela Mamajuana [www.drinkcandela.com]— purveyors of fine mamajuana and the first to make it available in the U.S. — it makes for one heck of a cocktail.
Here are a few cocktails that will have your guests possessed by the best spirit at your Halloween party.
1. THE ZOMBIE
It wouldn’t be a Halloween party without at least one member of the undead. Combine 2 oz. of Candela Mamajuana with 1 oz. of apricot liquor and 2 oz. of orange juice. Pour over ice and top with a shot of 151 and garnish with an orange slice.
2. THE LETICIA
A spooky fall cocktail prepared with: 2oz. Candela Mamajuana Rum, 1oz. Bacardi Superior, Horchata, Cinnamon, Agave Syrup. Serve in a sugar skull cup for an extra decorative touch!
3. BLACK DEVIL MARTINI
This diabolically simple cocktail can be made with 2 oz. of Candela Mamajuana mixed with 1/2 oz. of dry vermouth. Strain into a chilled martini glass rimmed with orange sugar and garnish with a black olive.
4. WITCH’S BREW
Get your cauldron ready, this party punch favorite is about to cackle its way into your Halloween festivities. Mix 2 oz. each of pineapple and cranberry juice with 2 oz. of lemon/lime soda and a shot of Candela Mamajuana.
5. DARK AND STORMY
Dark and stormy’s are so simple to make that they are perfect for dressing up with all sorts of spooky and macabre ephemera. Mix 2 oz. of Candela Mamajuana with 3 oz. of ginger beer, garnish with candied ginger and a lime.