Dominican Drinks - Rum, Beer and Mamajuana
The Dominican Republic has 3 major brands of rum founded between the mid-1800’s to the 1930's when Don Andres Brugal Montaner, Don Erasmo Bermudez and Julian Barcelo each began his own rum refining process.
The Brugal, Bermudez, and Barcelo brands of rum are now famous worldwide and considered superior to the rums of Jamaica and Barbados since Dominican spirits usually are aged in special American white oak kegs that produces a sweet, hearty mixture.
Bermudez, oldest of the Dominican rum distilleries and distilling in Santo Domingo, was established in 1852. Its first formula, Bitter Panacea, remains famous., Bermudez has the Dominican’s oldest aging cellar.
Cuba Libre, or Rum and Coke Cuba Libre
Tip: The Dominican Cocktail Festival held annually in Santo Domingo features the country’s restaurant and hotel bartenders who for 2 evenings create original drinks to become “Dominican Bartender of the Year.”