As a bartender, I have seen many trends come and go. But one drink that has stood the test of time is Amarula. This creamy liqueur, made from the fruit of the African Marula tree, has become a staple in many bars around the world.
Its unique flavor profile, which combines notes of caramel, vanilla, and fruit, makes it a versatile ingredient in many cocktails.
But what makes Amarula so special? For starters, it is made from sustainably harvested Marula fruit, which is a vital source of income for many communities in Africa.
The fruit is left to ripen on the tree, which gives it a sweet, juicy flavor. The liqueur is then made by fermenting and distilling the fruit, which gives it its creamy texture and rich flavor.
Amarula is also incredibly versatile. It can be enjoyed on its own, over ice, or as a mixer in cocktails.
It pairs well with a range of flavors, from coffee and chocolate to citrus and spices. And because it is so rich and creamy, it adds a luxurious touch to any drink.
In this blog post, I will be sharing some of my favorite Amarula cocktail recipes.
Whether you're a fan of fruity drinks or prefer something more indulgent, there's sure to be a recipe here that you'll love. So grab a bottle of Amarula, gather your friends, and let's get mixing!
1. Amarula Brandy Alexander
The Amarula Brandy Alexander is a creamy, caramel after-dinner drink made with South Africa's signature liqueur. It's a perfect cocktail to add to your to-try list if you're looking for something exotic and fruity.
The liqueur has a slightly fruity caramel flavor that makes it wonderful to sip on its own, but it also makes a great cocktail. This after-dinner drink is totally worth snagging a bottle the next time you see it at the liquor store!
2. Amarula Coffee Dalgona Cocktail
The Amarula Coffee Dalgona Cocktail is a delicious and boozy twist on the popular whipped Dalgona Coffee. Made with Amarula Ethiopian Coffee Liqueur, this cocktail is perfect for those who love coffee and cream-based liqueurs. The combination of whipped coffee and Amarula creates a divine after-dinner drink that is easy to make and quick to prepare.
The cocktail is served in short glasses with a metal straw-and-spoon, which helps mix the whipped coffee and milk/Amarula mixture. If you're a fan of coffee-based cocktails, this one is definitely worth trying. So, grab a bottle of Amarula and get ready to indulge in this heavenly cocktail.
3. Brown Elephant Amarula Cocktail
The Brown Elephant Amarula Cocktail is a sweet and indulgent drink made with Amarula liqueur, coffee liqueur, and milk. It has a fruity flavor that is balanced out by the bitterness of the coffee liqueur.
The addition of chocolate syrup makes it a must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth. Overall, it's a great addition to any cocktail menu and is sure to impress guests.
4. Amarula Coco
If you're looking for a unique and exotic cocktail, look no further than the Amarula Coco. This creamy and velvety smooth drink is made with the premium spirit Amarula, which is made from the fruit of the sacred Marula tree in Africa.
The spirit is then blended with cream and other ingredients to create a rich and indulgent taste that will have you clamoring for more. The Amarula Coco is a perfect drink for any occasion, whether you're looking for a cozy winter cocktail or a refreshing summer drink. So why not try this delicious and exotic cocktail today and experience the taste of Africa in a glass?
5. Chocolate Amarula Cocktail
The Chocolate Amarula Cocktail is a must-try for any chocolate lover. This creamy cocktail is made with the delicious South African Amarula liqueur, which adds a fruity and nutty flavor to the drink. The addition of dark chocolate makes this cocktail rich and indulgent, perfect for special occasions or as a dessert drink.
The Amarula liqueur is fortified with vodka, making it a strong cocktail that should be enjoyed with caution. However, the addition of double cream balances out the alcohol content and makes the drink well-balanced and enjoyable. Topped with cocoa powder or grated dark chocolate, this cocktail is sure to impress. Overall, the Chocolate Amarula Cocktail is a unique and delicious way to enjoy the South African liqueur.
6. Hot White Russian With Amarula
The Hot White Russian with Amarula is a creamy and indulgent Winter cocktail that is perfect for those chilly days. This Amarula Cream Liqueur cocktail recipe is filled with delicious velvety flavors that are sure to warm you up. The cocktail is best enjoyed with whipped cream or peppermint marshmallows on top for an extra festive touch.
The Amarula Cream Liqueur used in the cocktail is made from the Marula fruit and has a hint of toffee and vanilla with a long-lasting finish. The bottle is also beautifully designed with the shape of an African elephant's tusks sculpted into it. This Hot White Russian with Amarula is a must-try for anyone looking for a cozy and delicious Winter cocktail.
7. Iced Coconut Amarula Latte
The Iced Coconut Amarula Latte is a refreshing and indulgent cocktail that combines the unique flavour of Amarula Cream Liqueur with the subtle nuttiness of coconut milk.
The velvety cream liqueur, derived from the Marula fruit, adds notes of toffee and vanilla to the drink, while the full-fat coconut milk creates a creamy and dreamy texture. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to try something new and exciting, and it's a must-try for anyone who loves the taste of Amarula.
8. White Russian Amarula Cocktail
The White Russian Amarula Cocktail is a creamy and indulgent cocktail made with premium vodka, Amarula cream liqueur, espresso coffee, milk, and ground nutmeg. It can be served warm or cold and is perfect for those who love a boozy coffee drink.
The combination of sweet cream liqueur and bitter espresso creates a perfect balance of flavors. It's a must-try for those who enjoy dessert cocktails or adult milkshakes.
9. Amarula Caffè Mocha
The Amarula Caffè Mocha is a delicious and warming cocktail that is perfect for cold winter evenings. This cocktail is a combination of hot chocolate and coffee, spiked with Amarula Cream Liqueur, which adds a creamy and slightly fruity taste to the drink.
The Marula fruit-based liqueur is derived from the Marula tree, which grows wild in subequatorial regions of Africa, making it a unique and exotic addition to any cocktail. This cocktail is incredibly easy to make and is perfect for enjoying at home or while camping. The Amarula Caffè Mocha is a must-try for anyone looking for a sweet and indulgent hot drink that will warm them up from the inside out.
10. Amarula Hot Chocolate
Amarula Hot Chocolate is a perfect winter warmer and a must-try for chocolate lovers. This delicious cocktail blends the smooth and velvety Amarula Cream Liqueur with hot chocolate, creating a rich and indulgent drink. The nutty and fruity flavors of the Marula fruit perfectly complement the chocolate, making it a delightful treat for your taste buds.
This cocktail is easy to make and is perfect for a cozy night in or as a sweet end to a dinner party. If you're looking for a comforting and delicious drink to enjoy during the colder months, then Amarula Hot Chocolate is definitely worth a try.
11. Amarula Chai Gingerbread Latte
The Amarula Chai Gingerbread Latte is a perfect winter warmer that combines the unique flavor of Amarula Cream Liqueur with rich gingerbread syrup and spicy chai tea. The velvety cream liqueur has a hint of toffee, vanilla, and a distinctive Marula fruit finish, which works in perfect harmony with the gingerbread syrup.
The aroma of freshly baked gingerbread cookies fills the air as the syrup stews on the stovetop, making it a perfect cocktail for the holiday season. The Amarula Chai Gingerbread Latte is a must-try for anyone who loves creamy, spicy, and sweet cocktails.
12. Don Pedro
Don Pedro is a popular South African cocktail that has been around since the 1970s. It is a dessert beverage that is traditionally made with vanilla ice cream, double cream, and whisky. However, this recipe has been jazzed up with a generous drizzle of Amarula liqueur, which gives it a fruity undertone and a creamy texture.
The addition of Amarula makes it a perfect cocktail for adult-only dinner parties, and you can alter the portions of the ingredients to make it as strong as you want. The Don Pedro cocktail is best served immediately topped with grated chocolate, cocoa powder, or a stick of chocolate. It is a milkshake for adults that is perfect for any occasion.
13. Boozy Vanilla Milkshake
The Boozy Vanilla Milkshake is a delightful cocktail that will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you feeling indulged. This creamy milkshake is spiked with the smooth and silky taste of Amarula Vanilla Spice, a liqueur made with cream, vanilla, and a hint of ginger laced with African marula fruit.
The cocktail is perfect for those who love rich and tall milkshakes, and it's easy to make at home with your favorite ice cream, milk, and a powerful blender. The cocktail is topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and chocolate sauce, making it a perfect treat for Easter or any special occasion. If you're looking for a delicious and indulgent cocktail that will leave you feeling satisfied, the Boozy Vanilla Milkshake is a must-try.
14. Amarula Truffle Cocktail
The Amarula Truffle Cocktail is a rich and creamy concoction that will leave you craving for more. Made with two parts Amarula Liqueur and one part Mozart Gold Chocolate Cream Liqueur, this cocktail is a perfect blend of fruity and chocolatey flavors. The Amarula Liqueur is made from the Marula fruit, which is a favorite snack among elephants.
The cocktail is garnished with chocolate vermicelli and truffles, which add an extra layer of decadence. This cocktail is perfect for those who love chocolate and creamy cocktails. If you're looking for a unique and indulgent cocktail to try, the Amarula Truffle Cocktail is a must-try.
15. Dom Pedro
The Dom Pedro is a South African dessert cocktail made with an ice cream base and either Amarula or Kahlua liqueur. The Amarula version is particularly exotic, with a unique, fruity taste that's unlike anything else.
It's a creamy, frothy treat that's perfect for sipping after a hearty meal, and is a must-try for anyone who loves sweet and indulgent cocktails.
16. Amarula Chai Latte
The Amarula Chai Latte is a warm and aromatic cocktail that is perfect for cold winter nights. This cocktail is a twist on the classic Chai Latte, with the addition of Amarula Vanilla Spice liqueur, which adds an indulgent grown-up twist to the drink.
The spiced tea is made with a mix of herbs and spices, black tea, and milk, and is topped with a splash of Amarula Vanilla Spice, which adds a creamy and delicious flavor to the drink. This cocktail is perfect for those who love warm and comforting drinks, and is sure to be a hit at any winter gathering.