Last month, I shared a recipe for the “Skew’s Me” cocktail, and I took notice of one of the ingredients: Amarula Cream, a cream liqueur produced in South Africa. I’ve always loved cream liqueurs, so I looked at the Amarula Cream in the cocktail and thought, mmmmmm!
So naturally, when they offered to send me a bottle to try, I had to take them up on the offer. Amarula Cream comes packaged in an attractive bottle, and its insides are just as beautiful as its outsides: This is a sweet, delicious liqueur that is perfect to sip on.
I poured a little glass for Jai, since he shares my appreciation for cream liqueurs. He enjoyed it as much as I did and said that he might possibly prefer this over our favorite Irish cream we normally get. He noted that it seemed sweeter, which makes sense given its Marula fruit base. We both love this straight, or maybe with coffee; but if you’re more of a cocktail person, here’s another tasty drink to try:
Recipe courtesy Amarula Cream
1 oz Amarula Cream
1/5 oz cream
1/5 oz milk
1/5 oz pomegranate juice
1 oz Crème De Cacao
shaved flakes of 70% dark chocolate
Combine the pomegranate juice and Crème De Cacao and pour into a highball glass layered with pomegranate seeds at the bottom and fill three-quarters with ice. Mix the remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker, blender or closed container with ice and strain into the highball glass. Add another layer of pomegranate seeds on top, along with shaved flakes of 70% dark chocolate.