Here's my super creamy contribution to Mixology Monday, a monthly cocktail event.
This month I’m hosting the round-up and my theme was crème de la crème.
There are so many cream based liqueurs out there that I hope to see some interesting contributions.
In my recipe I used two in particular: Jago’s vanilla vodka cream and Amarula.
Jago’s Vanilla Vodka Cream
This Scottish product – created by, Tom Jago, one of the brains behind Bailey’s Irish Cream – is made from cream and vodka that were both produced on the far northern Shetland Islands. The dairy cattle, known as Shetland breeds, were believed to originate in Scandinavia and were brought to Scotland by Vikings. The cream is blended with Blackwood’s Vodka and flavoured with vanilla, creating a very tasty cream alcohol indeed.
The Marula tree, Sclerocarrya birrea, is uncultivated by man and only grows in frost-free subequatorial Africa. The fruit’s white flesh is rich in vitamin C, and the natural oils of the nut inside attract many animals, especially elephants who gather in mass herds giving the tree the nickname “elephant tree”. A brand of the Distell Group, Amarula Cream was introduced to South African drinkers way back in 1989. Now this beautiful cream, which has a slight orange-chocolate flavour, is sold in 150 countries worldwide.
The Scottish Elephant
Anna & Amy’s recipe. Serves 2.
45ml Jago (1 part)
90ml Amarula (2 parts)
135ml milk (3 parts)
½ cup ice
Blend and serve in short glasses.
Check back in a few days to see the round-up and hopefully we’ll see some yummy recipes using: Tequila Rose, Bailey's, Voyant Chai Cream, Dooley's Toffee Liqueur, Justs Desserts Creme Brulee, Castries Peanut Rum Cream, Mr Boston Creamy Egg Nog, El Dorado Rum Cream, Cointreau Cream, Mozart Chocolate Cream, Grand Marnier Cream, Galleria Espresso Cream, Lauria Alpensahne Alpine Cream Liqueur, Giori Limoncello Cream and Old Whisky River Bourbon Cream – just to name a few!
Thanks to the www.theartofdrink.com, from which I borrowed the Amarula & Jago images.
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