January 9, 2010 (Day 344) — Obsession


Not that kind of obsession.

It’s a dangerous thing.

Not that kind either.

The other evening, whilst perusing our favorite local liquor store for new liquors. Probably the coolest thing about this project has been the ability to try all sorts of new liqueurs. Jenn tends to be the cream liqueur drinker between the two of us so she brought up a bottle, eager to try something new. It’s called Amarula.

It was new to both of us, so we decided to drink the “elephant fruit liquor” and see how it mixed.

A little background of Amarula from their Website:

The Marula fruit is a fruit unique to subcontinental Africa, with a unique citrusy flavor. The fruit’s flesh, enveloping a large stone, is high in Vitamin C and is apparently a favorite fruit of the African wildlife. It’s an African liqueur. Cool. (For more information, visit their Web site at www.amarula.com.)

Tasted neat, it has a very unique, sweet, citrus flavor. Now, you have to understand that this is unique because citrus and cream usually go together… well… never, actually. However, within the Amarula, it works really well. Both Jenn and I found ourselves struggling to adequately describe WHAT the flavor of the liqueur was like. The closest we came was “Like mango, only not really.”

The same, but different.

Truth be told, we both enjoyed it, although it’s probably not something that will find its way into regular rotation in the bar.

Jenn summed it up best:

“I like it. Will it replace my Irish Cream? No.”


1.5 oz Amarula

1.5 oz amaretto

1.5 oz heavy cream

1.5 oz creme de cacao

Combine all of your ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

This is a bit too sweet for my taste, which I kind of figured looking at the ingredients. Jenn, on the other hand, loved it.

“I love it. It’s girly! Girl drinks rock! MORE GIRL DRINKS!”


— Mark

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