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This kind of vendors are all over the country, so you won't get to scape them, but they peddle some items that would cost you a lot more in the local shops, for example; "The Mamajuanas" this is an empty bottle of rum, filled with pieces of varied roots and local woods, that you add the local rum "Brugal" to, and it has to settled for sometime there soaking up on the root barks, till you obtain a distintive flavor not found anywhere else in the world, this process however is lenghty and has to be done in stages, for example the first batch of rum has to be discarded in a period of a week or two, because the bark and roots inside the botle will emit a lot of sand like particles, which as you can imagine aren't good to drink, also the first two or three batches are discarded because the taste aquired by the rum is too strong and drowns the rum taste you mean to spice, you can see the bottles hanging on the lower right of this pic on the left, they come in many sizes but don't get one too small, a half gallon beeing the most recommended, it should last you about two years filling and drinking repeatedly, you only do the preparation once, when it empties just refill it.

What to buy: MAMAJUANAS
Ready made not recommended

What to pay: For a good batch of barks and roots expect to pay RD$200 or so, any cheaper and that's what you'll end up with, cheap wood!

Directions: All around the country
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 8, 2003
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