There’s always a time and place for a cocktail that will knock you off your feet with one sip, but recently we’ve been seeing the rise of lighter, or even alcohol-free, cocktails. If you, like me, have a liquor cabinet full of bottles of liqueur that you’re not quite sure what to do with, exploring the world of recipes that focus more on mixing liqueurs (rather than hard liquor) might be of interest to you. The benefit is getting to enjoy a delicious and relaxing cocktail–and even enjoying a few of them if you want to!–without dealing with the repercussions of a few too many strong drinks later on, or the next morning.
Recently, Amarula Canada sent over a bottle of their delicious cream liqueur (which happens to be the best selling South African cream liqueur) in the lead up to their fundraising and awareness initiative on World Elephant Day, along with a recipe for the Amarula Coco cocktail recipe.
It’s fresh, it’s light, it’s easy to drink and, best of all, it’s super easy to make. See below for how to make it:
What You Need:
- 1 part Amarula Cream Liqueur
- 1 part coconut water
- crushed ice
What To Do:
- In a cocktail shaker, mix Amarula with coconut water and shake on crushed ice. Pour the refreshing mix into a martini glass and serve chilled.
- Serve and Enjoy!
And in case you missed it, here are powerful shots from Amarula’s life-size Amarula Elephant ice sculpture that was place in the middle of Toronto’s historical Distillery District on one of the hottest days of the summer. As the elephant melted away in front of the eyes of visitors and passersby, every drip represented the alarming rate at which African elephants are killed for their ivory every day.
To give the Amarula Elephant a voice and the ability to share its story, the @AmarulaElephant account was created on Twitter that provided a way to share real-time updates and alarming facts about the savage realities of Africa’s declining elephant population.
Amarula Canada committed to donating $1 for the first 10,000 retweets of updates from the @AmarulaElephant and, incredibly, that goal was quickly achieved on the morning of World Elephant Day. Now, the $10,000 donation will go towards Amarula Trust‘s impactful conversation efforts in partnership with WildlifeDirect.
If you’re interested in discovering more about the Amarula Elephant and its story, you can still learn more by following the @AmarulaElephant on Twitter and using the hashtag #AmarulaTrust. Let’s all do our part to help spread the message and don’t let them disappear.
(Story by Editor-in-Chief, Gracie Carroll)
*Please note that this post has been brought to you in partnership with Amarula Canada, all thoughts and opinions are our own*