For cocktail lovers who are in search of plant-based recipes you will want to keep this recipe handy for your next backyard gathering. Amarula has launched their plant-based and vegan certified liquer here in Ontario (rolling out in other provinces this summer!) and it’s delicious! I’m also lactose-intolerant so this is a great option to get that creamy texture without any worries!

Amarula is made with a luxurious coconut milk blend with the brand’s distinctive signature Marula fruit. We were sent one of the first bottles to land in Canada along with great recipes to try at home.

This Amarula Margarita is an outstanding keeper of a recipe! Have lots of limes on hand for those impromptu drop in with friends!  You’ll need coupe glasses and a cocktail shaker along with ice.

Amarula Plant Based


Ingredients: (single serving)

  • 2 oz Amarula (plant-based)
  • 2 oz silver Tequila
  • 1-1/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1-3/4 Agave syrup
  • Rim each glass with 1:1:1: Maldon salt, sugar, and lime zest


  1. Add salt, sugar and lime zest to a small plate.
  2. Wet the rim of the glass and roll rim around plate.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients with ice to shaker and shake.
  4. Double strain over glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel.

More recipes can be found here!

marula fruit

If you’re not familiar with the fruit here are some interesting things we’ve learned:

The Marula tree bears the fruit once a year at the height of summer and is only found in Africa.

When the scene of the ripe Marula fruit trees fills the air, elephants are drawn to travel great distances to get a taste of nature’s treat! That’s the cue to begin harvest which is done by hand in the local communities.

The fruit is oval in shape and the size of a small plum. As it ripens, the colour changes to a rich yellow on the outside by inside reveals a white flesh that contains four times more vitamin C than the average orange.

The taste is citrusy-tang with a creamy, nutty taste.

South-African based Amarula has a longstanding history of supporting g causes that reflect their commitment to sustainability. This includes protecting endangered species and strengthening communities. This includes their support of the Handwork Hub in South Africa and other organizations centred on food rescue and food security in Canada, including food banks and Second Harvest.

Amarula Plant-Based is currently rolling into LCBO locations across Ontario. It will also be on shelves in other provinces over the next few months.

Please remember to drink responsibly!