Elephant Graveyard
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Elephant Graveyard
Cocktail recipe

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The Elephant Graveyard cocktail is a unique and intriguing drink that is sure to captivate your taste buds with its rich and complex flavors. This cocktail gets its name from ... more The Elephant Graveyard cocktail is a unique and intriguing drink that is sure to captivate your taste buds with its rich and complex flavors. This cocktail gets its name from the African legend that elephants would go to a secret location to die, creating a graveyard of their own. Just like the mysterious location, this drink is shrouded in a veil of mystery and enchantment.

The Elephant Graveyard is made with just two ingredients – a dash of premium vodka and a generous pour of Amarula Cream. The dash of vodka adds a subtle kick to the drink, while the smooth and creamy Amarula provides a luscious base for the cocktail. This South African liqueur is made from the fruit of the marula tree and has hints of vanilla and caramel, creating a decadent and indulgent flavor profile.

Each sip of Elephant Graveyard delivers a creamy and velvety texture, with a balance of sweet and slightly boozy notes. The combination of vodka and Amarula creates a harmonious blend of flavors that is both unique and delicious. Whether you are looking for a new twist on a classic drink or a dessert cocktail to end your evening on a high note, the Elephant Graveyard is a perfect choice. So next time you are in the mood for a drink that embodies both the legend and flavors of Africa, try the Elephant Graveyard and experience a taste of the wild.
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17% | 1.02 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Elephant Graveyard is a lush voyage through African flavors with its creamy Amarula base and a splash of vodka for a subtle kick. The combination creates a velvety texture that's understated yet satisfying, echoing the enigmatic tales of its namesake.

Method
How to make a Elephant Graveyard

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour Amarula on the rocks in a highball glass
Then add a splash of vodka and serve
~ Preferably use a smooth vodka, such as Grey Goose, so as not to commandeer the Amarula's flavour too much. Add any amount of vodka from a splash up to a shot, depending on taste, but I wouldn't go more than that. ~

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is Amarula Cream, and how does it contribute to the taste of Elephant Graveyard?

Amarula Cream is a South African cream liqueur made from the fruit of the Marula tree. It has a rich and creamy taste with hints of caramel, vanilla, and nutty flavors. In the Elephant Graveyard cocktail, Amarula Cream gives a smooth, exotic sweetness that balances the sharpness of the vodka, creating a uniquely flavored drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal way to serve the Elephant Graveyard cocktail?

The ideal way to serve an Elephant Graveyard cocktail is cold in a highball glass. Given its simplicity, there's no need for shaking or stirring. For the best experience, you can chill the glass beforehand and pour the cocktail over ice to ensure it stays cold longer, enhancing the drink's flavors.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

For what type of occasion is the Elephant Graveyard cocktail best suited?

Given its exotic flavor profile and the uniqueness of Amarula Cream, the Elephant Graveyard cocktail is best suited for themed parties or gatherings, particularly those with an African or wildlife theme. It's also a great conversation starter for a cocktail party or a novel choice for a quiet evening.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Elephant Graveyard compare to other cream-based cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 17%, the Elephant Graveyard is moderately strong for a cream-based cocktail. Many cream liqueurs have alcohol content ranging from 15% to 20%, placing this cocktail in the lower to medium range, making it slightly lighter compared to some other popular cream-based cocktails like the White Russian.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize the Elephant Graveyard cocktail to cater to different tastes or occasions?

To cater to different tastes or occasions, consider adding a sprinkle of chocolate shavings or a dash of cinnamon on top for a sweet and spicy variation. For a fruitier twist, mixing in a splash of banana or raspberry liqueur can complement the creamy texture. Alternatively, adjusting the vodka to Amarula ratio can help in tailoring the drink's strength and flavor intensity according to personal preference.

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