Amarula (Liquor)

Amarula’s liquor. It is a spirit drink located within the category of cream liqueurs, of South African origin. Its alcoholic strength ranges from 17 degrees alcohol, it has a tawny color, with intense and exotic aromas of marula, followed by notes of coffee and chocolate. It is very creamy in the mouth, where the taste of marula prevails, but then all the aromas are mixed in the nose, giving rise to a sensory delight.


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  • 1 Origin
  • 2 Elaboration
    • 1 Ingredients
    • 2 Preparation
  • 3 Versions
  • 4 Awards
  • 5 Sources


Amarula was originally a cream liqueur that was made in South Africa . It is made with sugar , cream and the fruit of the African marula tree (Sclerocarya birrea), also locally called the ” elephant tree “. It was initially marketed as liquor in September 1989 , having been launched in 1983 as an alcoholic beverage.


Amarula bottle label.

The Amarula elaboration process is very precise and laborious, which begins with the collection and selection of the fruit, maceration , fermentation of the pulp, distillation , resting in American oak barrels for twelve months and subsequent mixing with the most fine, which gives it that smooth and creamy consistency that makes it a delicacy for those who enjoy it.

Homemade preparation of the drink.


Swallow of Amarula

  • 1 can of condensed milk (250cc).
  • 1 can of milkcream .
  • 1 Can Liquor Cacao(can be replaced by half a can of liquor chocolate white half chocolate and black ).
  • 1 can of cognac.
  • 2 tablespoons of chocolate powder.
  • 2 teaspoons of instant milk powder.


Using the can of condensed milk as a measure, add all the ingredients in a container. Beat the ingredients in a blender . Place in a bottle and let stand for half an hour, and then keep in the fridge. Shake well before serving. Serve on ice or alone.


There are many versions of the liquor that stand out, mixed with a measure of Frangelico , vodka and ice , resulting in Martini Zahara. If the drink sweeter preferred classical Amarula Colada, mixing liquor is chosen rum , pineapple juice and cream or water of coconut .


Since it came onto the market it has enjoyed great prestige, in recent years Amarula has won several international awards, such as its gold medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2006 , 2007 and 2008 , followed by a silver medal in 2009 , which places it as one of the best spirits in the world.


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