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Amarula Cream Liqueur

Amarula Cream Liqueur


By Robert Plotkin

Creativity has long been the cornerstone of American mixology. Bar chefs and master mixologists are constantly on the search for products with innovative and singularly different flavors with which to craft their next cocktail masterpiece. So if you happen to be looking for an exotic new taste, this is it. Amarula Cream Liqueur is an international phenomenon that currently ranks as the second bestselling cream liqueur in the world. To call Amarula a delicious and refreshing change is an understatement.

Amarula is made in South Africa from the fruit of the Marula tree, which is better known as the Elephant Tree. The fruit is harvested and fermented in a process similar to winemaking. It is then distilled in copper pot stills and aged for a minimum of two-years in small French oak barrels. The liqueur masters then blend the aged liqueur with fresh dairy cream and bottle it at 34-proof.

Your first sip is likely all it will take to become an instant fan of Amarula. It has a medium-weight body and a subtle, cocoa-enriched bouquet. The liqueur washes the palate with the rich flavors of chocolate, mocha, vanilla, caramel and butterscotch. The finish is clean and quite memorable. The fact that it hails from Africa heightens the whole experience.

Open a bottle of Amarula Cream Liqueur and let your imagination run wild. Its distinctive taste and charm make it a beverage program in a bottle, a guaranteed crowd pleaser.