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How about a lovely glass of exotic fruit to warm the cockles of your heart!
Member Name: garymarsh6
Advantages: Superb tasting Liquer!
Disadvantages: The bottle mysteriously evaporates!
Amurula is a cream based fruit liqueur that comes from South Africa. It is in my humble opinion far nicer than Bailey's cream.
Apparently according to the bottle elephants travel for miles to feast on the delicious tasting AmarulA fruit that grows on the amarul tree ( Latin name: Sclerocarya birrea). These delicious fruits are eaten by the elephants and locally they are called the elephant tree as they attract the elephants because of the lovely tasting fruits. The problem with these fruits is that they tend to ferment in the elephants stomachs making them a bit tipsy so after noshing on the fruit it is not a rare sight to see the elephants off their heads swaying like any drunk in any high street. It is claimed to take 2nd place to that of Baileys but I believe once you have tried this you will knock Baileys into oblivion.
The bottle is a dark brown bottle with a golden crown and a piece of knotted string tied around the neck for decoration. The label has a picture of a bull elephant with the words AmarulA at the top and Marula fruit and cream at the bottom with a picture of the fruit underneath. The bottle contains 700 mls and is only 17% alcohol. According to the label on the back it is aged for two years in French Oak casks before being blended into the cream and should be stored at a temperature between 5C and 25C.
Similar creamy taste to that of baileys and other cream based drinks but this is certainly sweeter and is really tasty leaving you wanting more! You can taste the fruitiness of the drink mixed in with the alcohol. I am unable to tell you what the fruit tastes like because it is nothing like I have tasted before but in my opinion it is a little like a cross between a longhan fruit and mildly a lychee.
Would I recommend it?
Yes it is a beautiful tasting product and highly addictive. It was a firm favourite in our house over the Christmas period so much so I was dispatched to buy three more bottles which seemed to keep everyone placated.
So how much is this delectable and moreish little number?
It is sold in most supermarkets for around £10:49 for a 700mls bottle. It can also be purchased from the duty free shops at a litre a bottle for roughly the same price!
Summary: A fantastic tipple that quite easily knocks spots off Baileys!
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