FAQ

Life is full of questions.

 

Is this real Mamajuana?

Yes. Candela is 100% authentic Mamajuana, hand-made in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

 

How come it doesn't have the sticks inside?

Candela is 100% export-grade; we filter all the sticks during the bottling process.

This enures we comply with strict international export regulations. 

Don't be fooled; even though Candela is filtered, it tastes just like "traditional" Mamajuana.

 

Is this legal?

Candela is 100% legal. We produce our Mamajuana in FDA-approved facilities. Our products are TTB-approved (for sale in the USA) and comply with FDA regulations. 

Mamajuana used to be illegal s few decades ago. Not anymore... Now,  Mamajuana's popularity is booming and Candela is leading the charge in this new Mamajuana renaissance. 

 

I've heard rumors about Mamajuana's effects. Are they true?

As we always say: "We cannot confirm nor deny any rumors about Mamajuana."

 

Is this a Rum?

Yes. It's a fancy, naturally spiced rum. Mamajuana is a category of its own. It's made with aged Dominican rum. Once you infuse the Mamajuana ingredients, and add honey, it becomes a Mamajuana. 

 

What is Mamajuana?

Mamajuana is the Dominican Republic native liqueur. It's also become Punta Cana's official drink.

Mamajuana was originally an energizing tonic. It's a 500 year-old recipe inspired by the Shamans of the Taíno People. It became popular for its effects and is an emblem of Dominican culture and pride.

 

Is there Marijuana in this?

Even though they sound similar, Mamajuana has nothing to do with Marijuana (Cannabis)!

 

What does it taste like?

Imagine a fine Dominican aged rum. Now add an aromatic herbal flavor to it and the subtle sweetness of organic honey. That's what Mamajuana tastes like. 

Mamajuana is like an aged rum, but smoother and sweeter. It's the only rum you can shoot.

 

How do you drink it?

Sip it neat. In the Dominican Republic, people sip Mamajuana neat. They just pour it in a glass, room-temperature, no ice. 

On the rocks. We've found people also love it on the rocks. 

As a shot. Once people have a shot of Candela, they forget about Tequila and Mezcal! Candela shots have become incredibly popular amongst our fans. This is what everybody's doing in Punta Cana.

Cocktails. Candela is a fantastic cocktail ingredient. It mixes easily in any recipe where you'd normally use rum. Try making an old-fashioned with Candela and you'll be surprised. Mix it with Passion Fruit juice or other tropical flavors. Make a Daiquiri with it. Or just mix it with Ginger Ale and lime juice. Candela is very easy to work with.

 

Where can I buy it?

We're available for sale in the USA, specifically Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.

Florida: You can get Candela at any Total Wine & More. See here.

New York: Online only. See here.

Pennsylvania: You can find Candela at many Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores. To find an exact location, click here. You can also order it online. See here.

Online: You can also purchase Candela online. We ship to most US States. Buy here.