The myth behind the Marula fruit is hilarious. In South Africa, elephants seek out Marula to purposely intoxicate themselves. The fruit falls to the ground and begins to ferment, at which point the elephants begin eating it. The result is intense intoxication. Drunk elephants- true or false? It’s a fun story either way! Read more information about the myth here.
Slightly resembling Bailey’s Irish Cream, Amarula is nutty, fruity and smooth. My first experience with this unique liqueur was on it’s own. We were enjoying a fireworks display on one of our first nights back in Tokyo. Here is a link for more about that night on my hubby’s blog, The Whites in Tokyo.
Today’s cocktail combines Amarula, espresso and vodka. Deliciously indulgent for a weekend celebration or just to reward yourself for making it through another week! Kanpai!
Makes 1 cocktail
2 oz. Amarula
2 oz. espresso, cooled
2 oz. vodka, chilled
Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker or cocktail glass. Shake or stir to combine. Pour into your cocktail glass and sip away…like an elephant.