Silky, rich, and now entirely plant-based, Amarula is a South African cream liqueur that brings the flavour of Marula fruit to life. Now available on LCBO shelves, Amarula Plant-Based is unlike any other cream liqueur. Crafted from gathered Marula fruits that fall from their tree-top perches during the summer months in Southern Africa. Turned into a fruit wine before coconut cream and sugar are added to create the luxurious and decant flavours of vanilla, nuttiness, coconut, and soft citrus/tropical fruit notes in every sip of that Amarula Plant-Based.

Marula trees, lovingly nicknamed ‘the elephant tree’ bare fruit that elephants travel miles to feast on. The Amarula Trust aims to safeguard African elephants, working directly with Wildlife Direct and Herd to keep elephants coming back to meet under the Marula trees for years. Amarula Plant-Based is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut free, and has no artificial flavours. 

However, those 3 simple ingredients of Marula fruit, coconut cream and natural cane sugar and are not all that comes with a bottle of Amarula Plant-Based. Look at every bottle of Amarula Plant-Based, and you will also see the signature Amarula tassel. More than a decoration, the tassels atop the bottle have been crafted by The Handwork Hub-Empowerment Project. Since 2017, 40 million tassels have been made in partnership with the collective. The 100% women and the black-owned collective have enabled women to start their own businesses and enrich the countless lives around them. Here at home Amarula is a large donatnor to Tree Canada’s Edible Trees Program which reconnects people back to their local food sources and builds community. Awarding grants in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. The donation builds on the brands’ recent charitable initiatives supporting Food Banks Canada and the food rescue efforts of Second Harvest.

Amarula, both plant-based and original, are often an ingredient used in coffee or dessert-style drinks as part of the cream liqueurs category. But there is no need to count out refreshing cocktails with Amarula Plant-Based in the mix. The citrus and tropical notes provided by the Marula fruit can offer opportunities for a different take on this creamy beverage. Check out these 5 cocktails that take Amarula Plant-Based to a new level!

Tiki Fire

Crafted by the Amarula cocktailing team, this Vodka and Amarula Plant-Based cocktail is a spin on Tiki-style drinks. It is served over ice in a Copa Glass.


  • 0.75oz Amarula Plant-Based
  • 0.75oz Passoã or Passion Fruit Liqueur
  • 0.75oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1TSP Madagnilla extract
  • 0.75oz Gomme syrup or Simple syrup 
  • 0.50oz Lime juice
  • 5oz Pineapple juice

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake well with ice. Pour the shaken drink through a double strainer into the ice-filled Copa Glass. Serve with a garnish of sliced fruit like pineapple, orange or lime. 

 Hibiscus Fizz

This drink blends Amarula Plant-Based with Tobermory Gin, a creamier take on the class fizz cocktail. Partially shaken and served in a large Rocks Glass.


Add Amarula Plant-Based, Tobermory Gin, lemon juice and half of the hibiscus syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake well with ice. Strain and pour the shaken mixture into an iced Rocks Glass, which will fill the glass have way. Top with Prosecco and sparkling water. Stir softly and pour the rest of the hibiscus syrup to top the cocktail. Garnish with mint leaves and hibiscus flowers.

 Amarula Plant-Based Margarita 

 The Amarula cocktailing team developed a different take on a classic cocktail. This is a refreshing Margarita that brings a new flavour into the mix. Done either blended or shaken. Either way, this is a cocktail served in a Coupe Glass. 


Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker or blend with ice. Set up a Coupe Glass with a salted rim. Strain and pour directly into the glass. Garnish to your liking with a lime wheel. 

Bright Lights of Summer

 A take on the Aurora Bora Borealis cocktail using light and dark rum with the Amarula Plant-Based, and a mix of fruit notes. This shaken cocktail is served over ice in a large wine glass. 


  • 1oz Amarula Plant-Based
  • 1oz Light Rum 
  • 1oz Dark Rum 
  • 0.50oz Lime Juice 
  • 0.50 Orange Juice 
  • 1 Whole Passion Fruit 

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, including the passion fruit scooped out with a spoon. Shake with ice. Strain and pour into a large iced wine glass. Garnish with an orange slice. 

Frozen Watermelon Amarula-sicle

This frozen cocktail popsicle puts Amarula Plant-Based on show. Easy to make with a blender and a popsicle mould. Freezing in only a couple of hours and serving up 6 popsicle cocktails. 


  • 6oz Amarula Plant-Based 
  • 6 Large Cubes of Fresh Watermelon
  • 3oz Coconut Water
  • 2TBSP Chopped Coconut jelly 
  • 1 Ruby Grapefruit, Juiced 

 Take the popsicle mould and add the coconut piece to the bottom of the mould. Add all ingredients, minus the coconut jelly, to a blender and mix until smooth. Pour in the blended mixture to fill each popsicle in the mould. Freeze for 4 hours and enjoy.