Zululand News South African Amarula Cream Liqueur

 

 

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Zululand News South African Amarula Cream Liqueur

Zululand News South African Amarula Cream Liqueur is a locally South African produced liqueur that blends fermented and distilled marula fruit with velvety fresh cream and sugar to make a sweet, butterscotch-flavored drink with tones of vanilla, caramel and nut. The liqueur is shipped worldwide and is especially popular in Brazil.

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 Zululand News South African Amarula Cream Liqueur – How?

  • Due to containing fresh cream once the bottle is opened it must be stored in a fridge.
  • One of the most popular methods of drinking is simply neat over crushed ice.
  • Many people pour it over ice cream and some deserts.
  • A Dom Pedro is a South African after supper drink of smooth soft ice cream blended with whiskey. A very popular twist is to substitute the whiskey with Amarula Cream. As this cocktail or drink is drunk through a straw please be conscious of single use plastic pollution.

 

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Zululand News South African Amarula Cream Liqueur – How Processed?

  • The two round distillation process is very similar to wine making.
  • From January to March, when sugars are at ideal levels for fermentation, the fallen ripe golden oval fruit is gathered.
  • The walnut sized stone is removed and the white tart pulp flesh of the fruit is washed.
  • Natural yeast is added to ferment the pulp in column stills to 10-13 % alcohol.
  • Oak barrels then house the brew for at least 2 years to intensify slightly spiced and nutty undertones.
  • Lastly when bottled fresh cream and sugar is blended in to make a final product of silky smooth 27% Amarula Cream Liqueur.

Zululand News South African Amarula Cream Liqueur – The Tree

The marula tree or ‘Sclerocarya Birrea’ only grows in one area on earth in the warm regions of sub equatorial Africa. It is regarded as a sacred tree in Africa and is known as the Marriage Tree or the Elephant Tree. Elephants eat the ripe fruit which ferments in their belly making them drunk. The fruit is also very popular with rural Zulus in Zululand and seasonally a part of their food source.

The uMthayi Marula Festival is held in February annually in Northern Zululand. For more information on this and other annual Zulu Festival and Ceremonies click here.

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 Zululand News South African Amarula Cream Liqueur

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