Ultimate Beverage Challenge 87 points - Rich and creamy with a generous caramel backdrop supported by notes of chocolate, baked banana, nutmeg, and hints of cinnamon. (Mar 2012)
Amarula Cream is a South African cream liqueur made from the fruit of the Marula tree, also known as Sclerocarya birrea or "The Elephant Tree", and cream.
The fruit is fermented and then distilled in copper pot-stills. The marula liquor is then stored on small oak casks for two years before it is enriched with pure marula extract and blended with fresh cream.
Amarula Cream is best served chilled, on the rocks or with crushed ice. It can also be used in desserts and cocktails. An opened bottle should be stored in a cool and dark place for no more than a year.
50ml (1¾ oz) Amarula Cream
25ml (¾ oz) Cointreau Method
Cover rim of glass with brown sugar. Fill glass with crushed ice. Pour Cointreau over ice, followed by Amarula Cream. Add garnish.