Review: Amarula Marula Fruit Cream Liqueur

“This natural fruit cream is produced from fresh cream and the unique fruit of the marula tree.” That pretty much means nothing to me, but that’s not going to stop anyone from drinking Amarula, a cream liqueur that hails from South Africa.

You can functionally replace Irish Cream in any drink with Amarula, but the opposite hemisphere gives Amarula a litle different kick than Bailey’s. It looks nearly identical and has a very familiar taste of caramel, chocolate, and cream… but keep drinking and it reveals a twist or two. A spicy, peppery finish and a hint of citrus — which is a nice touch in balancing out the overwhelming sweetness of the drink.

Amarula leaves quite an aftertaste, though it’s hardly unpleasant. I’ve largely been drinking Amarula on the rocks, unmixed — and it must be said that it’s a total crowd-pleaser — but I think it works even better with a little something else mixed in. (It’s a mere 34 proof after all.)

A- / $20 / amarula.com

amarula cream liqueur Review: Amarula Marula Fruit Cream Liqueur

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6 Responses to Review: Amarula Marula Fruit Cream Liqueur

  1. Stuck my bottle in the freezer for a while, trying out an Amarula slushy now. YUM! Goes well with quiet afternoon to finish up Twilight!

  2. Was introduced to Amarula 3 years ago in Grenada, West Indiesm. Marvelous stuff…..great for “Sundowners” on a boat at anchor.

  3. An Italian friend who lives in Africa sent me here in Rome a bottle of and introduced me to this interesting soft liquours. It’s taste is very close to irish but seems like more spicy. I prefer it from a refrigerator and… close to my wife ;-)

  4. jst now i tried it for the first time……………this is something amazing

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