4 Ways to Drink Amarula

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4 Ways to Drink Amarula
4 Ways to Drink Amarula

Amarula is a delicious South African alcoholic beverage made from sugar, cream and the fruit of the marula tree. This creamy, slightly citrusy drink is great on ice or in cocktails. The most popular drinks with Amarula are: Amarula with coffee, coconut or other fruit cocktails and amarula milkshake. If you follow the right steps and use the right ingredients, it is possible to make Amarula drinks at home without much secrecy.


Amarula with coffee

  • 1-2 doses of Amarula.
  • 200-250 ml of coffee.
  • Whipped cream (optional).
  • 4-8 marshmallows (optional).
  • 2 g of brown sugar.
  • 2 g of powdered chocolate

Makes 1 serving.

Amarula cocktail with coconut or citrus water

  • 1 dose of Amarula.
  • 1 dose of coconut water or Triple Sec.
  • 70 g crushed ice.

Makes 1 serving.

Amarula milkshake

  • 3 - 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream.
  • 1 cup of milk.
  • 2 doses of Amarula Cream.
  • Whipped cream (optional).
  • Chocolate syrup (optional).

Makes 1 serving.


Method 1 of 4: Taking Amarula with ice

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Step 1. Place three or four ice cubes in a whiskey glass

Fill the glass with three or four ice cubes. If they are small, fill halfway through the cup.

The ice will keep the Amarula cold and make the drink more refreshing

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Step 2. Fill the glass halfway with Amarula

Place Amarula on ice. No need to fill the glass.

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Step 3. Take a sip

Drink Amarula slowly to taste its creamy citrus flavors. When Amarula runs out, put more in the glass, if you like.

As the ice melts, the Amarula will get thinner

Method 2 of 4: Drinking Amarula with Coffee

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Step 1. Put the coffee in a large mug

Make a fresh cup of coffee using a standard strainer, an Italian coffee maker, or whatever method you prefer. Put 200 to 250 ml of coffee in a mug, filling three-quarters of it. This leaves enough room for the rest of the ingredients.

  • You can also buy hot coffee or fresh iced coffee from a coffee shop if you prefer.
  • If you want to drink Amarula with iced coffee, wait for it to cool down and then add three or four ice cubes.
  • If the mug isn't that big, add less coffee.
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Step 2. Place one or two doses of Amarula in the coffee and stir

Carefully place Amarula in a dose cup or meter. Afterwards, pour the dose into the coffee and stir for the two drinks to incorporate.

  • If you want the flavor of Amarula in the drink to be stronger, add two doses. If you want something more subtle, one is enough.
  • Don't put too much Amarula in the coffee so the alcohol doesn't steal the show.
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Step 3. Put whipped cream on top of the drink

Press the button on top of the can to release the whipped cream onto the coffee. The whipped cream combines with the creaminess of Amarula and will add a sweet touch to the recipe.

  • Add as much whipped cream as you want.
  • The non-fat whipped cream doesn't have the same full-bodied flavor as the traditional one.
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Step 4. Add brown sugar and some marshmallows to the whipped cream

Put 2 g of brown sugar and four to eight marshmallows on top of the drink to make it more sweet. The sweetness of the sugar balances the bitterness of coffee and the creaminess of Amarula.

If you don't like sugary coffee drinks, skip the marshmallows

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Step 5. Finish with powdered chocolate and serve

Powdered chocolate makes the drink tastier. Allow it to cool a little before drinking so as not to burn your tongue if the coffee is still hot.

Method 3 of 4: Amarula Cocktail with Coconut or Citrus Water

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Step 1. Put 70 g of crushed ice in a shaker

Buy crushed ice or crush yourself by pulsing ice cubes in a blender. As the ice melts, it will cut the creaminess of the drink and make it taste better.

If you don't have a shaker, put the ice cubes in a tall glass

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Step 2. Pour one dose of Amarula and one dose of coconut water into the shaker

Measure the Amarula and coconut water into a measuring cup or measuring cup to use the right amount. If you prefer the citrus version, change the coconut water for a dose of Triple Sec.

  • Swap the coconut water for a shot of gin if you want to make a martini.
  • If you want the drink to get stronger, add two doses of Amarula.
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Step 3. Shake the shaker to mix everything

Shake it well to incorporate everything and melt some of the crushed ice. This will infuse Amarula with ice.

If you don't have a cocktail shaker, put the top of another glass in one of the ones with Amarula, to seal. Then hold both cups and shake to mix

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Step 4. Place the drink in a martini glass and enjoy

No need to strain, because this drink is good on ice. If you used Triple Sec instead of coconut water, garnish the drink with orange peel to finish.

Method 4 of 4: Making an Amarula milkshake

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Step 1. Put three or four scoops of vanilla ice cream and a cup of milk in a blender

Use whatever brand of ice cream you prefer. Put the milk in a measuring cup to use the right amount. Then pour the milk over the ice cream.

If you don't have an ice cream stick, use a large spoon

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Step 2. Pour one or two doses of Amarula into the blender jar and blend everything together

Measure Amarula using a dose meter or cup. Pour the doses into the blender and turn it on high. Continue beating until the ice cream is completely incorporated with the ice and the drink is smooth.

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Step 3. Pour the drink into a glass and garnish

If you want a touch sweeter, put whipped cream or chocolate syrup on top. Don't forget that ice cream and Amarula are already sweet, so adding more sugar will make the milkshake very sweet. Drink ice cream and enjoy!

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