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Make this: An espresso martini with luxuriously smooth Amarula

Tall, smooth and creamy, Amarula is about to be your new favourite coffee companion. Try it in this delightfully decadent espresso martini. 

An espresso martini recipe made with Amarula Cream Liqueur

Serves 1

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 0

Nothing beats a hot cup of coffee – morning, afternoon or evening. But what if you could take that delicious nectar of the gods and make it even better? Coffee, meet Amarula. Amarula, meet coffee. Exotic, smooth and creamy Amarula combines with dark, rich and steamy coffee for an incomparable pair – talk about a match made in heaven. After a date with Amarula, your coffee will never be the same again.

Best enjoyed as an after-dinner indulgence, Amarula has a luxuriously velvety mouthfeel. Made from the fruit of the sacred Marula tree, that grows wild and free in Africa, each silky sip of Amarula has hints of vanilla and caramel. Aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of two years, the fruit-based liqueur picks up notes of wood spice.

Amarula Cream Liqueur espresso martini recipe

Add Amarula to your favourite coffee – hot or cold brew – for an elevated cup of java that you'll want to savour. A date with Amarula will have you taking  the time to get to know your coffee a little better. A versatile coffee companion, Amarula is at home in any coffee recipe, a number of decadent cocktails and even in a mug of steamy hot chocolate.

More than just a great date, Amarula has legs to stand on its own. Enjoy the creamy liqueur neat or over ice in a stemless glass. Take in the creamy texture and caramel colour before adding one ice cube to chill, swirl and then sip until your heart's content.

Take your home bartending game up a notch and infuse your Amarula with a cube of iced coffee. The day before, freeze any unused coffee in an ice cube tray. When you're ready to indulge in your glass of Amarula, substitute an ice cube with a cube of the frozen coffee. Then, sit back and luxuriate over your iced coffee-infused Amarula as the ice melts.

For a third way to enjoy Amarula, get shaken, not stirred with this classic espresso martini recipe.

From now until September 13, get your tall, smooth and creamy bottle of Amarula Cream Liqueur for $5 off at LCBO.

Ingredients

2oz Amarula Cream Liqueur

1oz Bourbon

1oz Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur

1oz Pilot Cold Brew Coffee

½ oz Simple syrup

Coffee beans and ground cinnamon to garnish

Method

  1. Add Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, bourbon, Pilot Cold Brew Coffee and simple syrup to a shaker.
  2. Shake with ice.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Fill a cocktail shaker half-full of Amarula Cream Liqueur.
  5. Shake until thick and frothy.
  6. Float shaken Amarula.
  7. Garnish with a sprinkling of ground cinnamon and a few coffee beans. Enjoy!
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