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Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Competition, Featured, Food & Drink | 0 comments

Amarula BlaBla & Other Cocktails

Amarula Cocktails - Ours may not look as good, but they do taste just as good!Amarula Cream Liqueur, the one the elephants like so much, is undergoing a renewal. As part of its Retro & Renew campaign, the home-grown deliciousness that is Amarula has a new-look pack that will soon be on shelves in your local store and drinking spot.

Nothing inside the bottle has changed but the sleeker, taller and trendier bottle comes dressed in warmer, more enticing tones. Just in time for Winter.

To help spread the word about the changes, Amarula recently asked local lifestyle, food and drink bloggers to create new cocktail recipes using Amarula (that would be the ‘Renew’ bit) but based on classic and traditional drinks (the ‘Retro’ bit). Not as easy as it sounds, especially when trying to find a creative and new cocktail recipes that haven’t been used before.

Not to be daunted by this little problem, the BlaBla Blog crew got together with our good friends over at the Swiss Hotel School and came up with a handful of suggestions of our own. The results may not look as fantastic as the professional drinks up above, but they sure do taste as good!

Amarula BlaBla

amarula blablaDeveloped in our office where it is regularly used during long, late night talk sessions. Designed to encourage talk, conversation and discussion, it creates a lot of “bla, bla, bla”.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Method: Stirred
Glass: Glass Mug / Irish Coffee


  • · 25ml (1 tot) Amarula Cream
  • · 15ml (½ tot) Fine Brandy/Cognac
  • · 180ml Hot Filter Coffee
  • · 1tsp Brown Sugar
  • · Whipped cream


  1. Fill the mug/glass ¾ full with the Hot Coffee.
  2. Add the sugar and stir well.
  3. Add Amarula and stir well.
  4. Layer Brandy/Cognac on top.
  5. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream.

Based on “Cafe Ameretto

Amarula Swiss

amarula swissNamed for fine Swiss Chocolate that it has as a core ingredient and the Swiss Hotel School where it was created.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Method: Blended
Glass: Hurricane / Highball


  • · 2 scoops Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream
  • · 100g finely chopped/grated Swiss Chocolate
  • · 25ml (1 tot) Amarula Cream
  • · 25ml (1 tot) Coffee Liqueur
  • · 25ml (1 tot) Vodka
  • · 1 cup crushed ice
  • · Whipped cream for topping


  1. Pour all the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a highball or hurricane glass.
  4. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle of chopped/grated chocolate.

Based on “Death by Chocolate

Amarula Magic

amarula magicA delicious, sweet and minty aperitif that has a surprisingly refreshing nature. Enjoyed slowly as a sundowner, it produces magic as night falls!

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Method: Mixed
Glass: Tumbler


  • · 25ml (1 tot) Amarula Cream
  • · 25ml (1 tot) Peppermint Liqueur
  • · 25ml (1 tot) Kahlua
  • · Sprig of mint for garnish


  1. Mix together in a cocktail shaker with some ice.
  2. Strain into a tumbler over ice-cubes.
  3. Garnish with fresh mint.

Based on “Black Magic

Amarula Mud Pool

amarula mud poolA fast-to-make, fast-to-drink shooter that represents a typical African bushveld mud pool – thick and dark at its’ bed, with the lighter churned up water at the top.

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Method: Layered
Glass: Double Shooter


  • · 20ml (2/3 tot) Vodka
  • · 20ml (2/3 tot) Chocolate Liqueur
  • · 20ml (2/3 tot) Amarula Cream


  1. Pour the Chocolate Liqueur into the bottom of the glass.
  2. Gently add in the Amarula Cream to prevent it mixing.
  3. Add the Vodka slowly – this will mix with and thin the Amarula layer, but should leave the bottom layer undisturbed.

Based on “Elephants’ Mudbath


ama-tiniAmarula meets Martini. They shake things up. They bond over a hint of hazelnuts and chocolate. They produce Ama-Tini, who goes on to save the world with an angelic smile and a vodka kick! A new super-heroine is born! Ama-Tini!

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Method: Mixed
Glass: Martini


  • · 50ml (2 tots) Amarula Cream
  • · 25ml (1 tot) Vodka
  • · Splash of Frangelico
  • · Grated chocolate, chocolate curl and crushed hazelnut for garnish


  1. Pre-chill a martini glass.
  2. Mix the Amarula, Vodka and Frangelico together in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Rim the chilled martini glass with grated chocolate.
  4. Strain into martini glass.
  5. Garnish with chocolate curl and sprinkle with crushed hazelnut.
  6. Serve with an angels’ smile.

Based on “Vodka Martini ”

Iced Coffee Amapresso

iced coffee amapressoWhen late nights clash with early morning meetings, a rich, strong espresso coffee will help to open the eyes. When that’s not enough, add a little Amarula to the brew, ice it all up with chilled vodka and kick-start both brain and body.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Method: Mixed
Glass: Martini


  • · 25ml (1 tot) Amarula Cream
  • · 50ml (2 tots) Vodka
  • · 1 Large fresh and strong Espresso Coffee – cooled
  • · Sugar to sweeten
  • · Coffee beans to garnish


  1. Pre-chill a martini glass.
  2. Half filling a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Add the Amarula, Vodka, Espresso and sugar and shake well.
  4. Strain the mixed ingredients into a chilled martini glass.
  5. Garnish with coffee beans.

Based on “Intense Hangovers ”

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