This Amarula cocktail has a delicious coffee layer with a creamy Amarula topping. And it is flavored with a pinch of cinnamon. Fruity with a velvety finish. Delicious!
Have you ever seen the Elephant Tree in real life? I haven't, but then again, it's not a tree that does grow in the Netherlands. The Elephant Tree or the Marula can be found in Africa. And on this tree, green fruits turn yellow when they are ripe. But why am I telling you this? Because of these fruits, Amarula liqueur is made.
A Creamy Liqueur
The liqueur made from the Marula fruits is mixed with cream and then becomes Amarula. Does that sound familiar to you? Yes, indeed, because Baileys (one of my favorite drinks) is also mixed with cream. Amarula has that link with Baileys in terms of the velvety finish, but it's more fruity.
When do you drink this cocktail?
Now of course you can drink it straight (without ice, because personally, I don't like a diluted creamy drink). But you can make it even more special by making a cocktail. I used Marakesh, a delicious coffee liqueur with a deep taste. And then you get this cocktail. Stir everything with a stick of cinnamon, and you've got a super delicious drink when relaxing at the pool, on the terrace, or...
What do you need for Amarula Drinks?
To prepare this Amarula Cocktail, you need the following ingredients. You can find the correct amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of the blog:
- Amarula - a natural cream liqueur that is distilled from Marula fruit.
- Marakesh - a coffee liqueur based on coffee beans. Soft and rich in taste. You could substitute it with Tia Maria or Kahlua.
- Cinnamon - a warming spice, delicious with these liqueurs. You can replace cinnamon with freshly grated nutmeg, which is also very tasty.
How to prepare a Cocktail with Amarula, Marakesh and Cinnamon
You can find a printable recipe with a step-by-step description at the bottom of this blog.
- First, put the Marakesh liqueur into the glass.
- Then pour the Amarula into the glass via the back of a spoon. That way, the two drinks won't mix, and you get two layers.
Serve - Don't add ice because diluting Amarula with water isn't tasty. If you prefer this drink cold, put the bottle in the refrigerator.
Garnish with some cinnamon or nutmeg.
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- 2 tablespoons Marakesh liqueur
- 2 tablespoons Amarula cream liqueur
- 1 cinnamon stick
Ingredients you need per step are listed below the step in Italic
- Pour the Marakesh liqueur into the glass.2 tablespoons Marakesh liqueur
- Pour the Amarula into the glass through the back of your spoon.2 tablespoons Amarula cream liqueur
- Put the cinnamon stick into your drink.1 cinnamon stick
- Put on your sunglasses and... RELAX