Liberica Marula Cocktails

Liberica Amarula Cocktail


The Liberica Marula Cocktail is a very simple recipe and will instantly become a favorite!  The fruit tones of the liberica coffee bean and the marula liqueur will perfectly compliment each other!  The unique honey and fruit flavours of this distinct species coffea liberica are partly due to the fact it has a high sugar content for a coffee bean.  This liberica coffee cocktail will be a great option for dessert cocktail or a boozy coffee beverage.

Liberica Marula Cocktail:

  • One part Liberica Espresso
  • Two parts Marula Liqueur

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake strongly for a few minutes and then pour into your glassware.  You may serve in a martini glass.  Perhaps you may serve in a stylish old fashioned glass with whipped cream on top and 3 bean garnish.  Optional make this recipe a double and serve in a double old fashioned glass.  Another amazing option for this recipe is to adapt this into an iced blended coffee beverage.  Double up on the ingredients, add ingredients into a blender with ice and cream.  Blend the ingredients until you have a smooth consistency with no ice chunks.  Add whipped cream if desired.  Will be a perfect patio drink in the summer!

Marula Liberica Espresso Martini:

For this variation of the espresso martini we have utilized the marula cream liqueur.

  • 2oz marula cream liqueur
  • 1oz liberica espresso
  • 1 egg white

Place ingredients into a cocktail shaker.  Shake strongly and pour into a martini glass with a smooth foam.  Garnish with three liberica beans.  This will be a sweeter cocktail, not to strong on the alcohol content, perfect for a dessert cocktail.

What is the marula fruit?

Sclerocarya birrea, commonly known as the marula is a fruit tree that comes primarily from South Africa and surrounding regions.  The flavour is nutty, caramel, tart, with subtle notes of citrus. Marula is used to make the popular cream liqueur Amarula.  It has been known as a popular fruit amongst wild elephants.  When the marula fruit ripens it naturally ferments and contains alcohol.  It has actually been documented where elephants have been intoxicated by ingesting the marula fruit.  Elephants would have to eat substantial amount for this effect, so it is not as commonly seen versus smaller animals.