Springbok
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Springbok
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The Springbok is a visually striking cocktail that features the vibrant contrast of green crème de menthe layered with the rich, creamy texture of Amarula cream. Named after South Africa's ... more The Springbok is a visually striking cocktail that features the vibrant contrast of green crème de menthe layered with the rich, creamy texture of Amarula cream. Named after South Africa's national animal, the Springbok, this cocktail not only signifies national pride but also offers a sweet, minty flavor harmoniously blended with the fruitiness and subtle chocolate notes of Amarula, a liqueur made from the African marula fruit. Traditionally served in a shot glass, the Springbok is a popular choice during celebrations and sporting events, embodying a spirit of festivity and camaraderie. The dual layers in the glass make for an attractive presentation, characteristic of layered shots, inviting patrons to enjoy a burst of color and a delightful combination of flavors.
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Creme De Menthe
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16% | 0.48 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Springbok

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Layer a shot glass with half part crème de menthe, then tilt and slowly pour in half part Amarula cream to layer on top, then serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes Amarula Cream a unique ingredient in the Springbok cocktail?

Amarula Cream is a South African liqueur made from the fruit of the Amarula tree. It has a rich and creamy texture with a slightly fruity, caramel flavor which pairs well with the minty freshness of Creme De Menthe. This combination gives the Springbok its distinctive taste and creamy consistency.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific way to layer the ingredients in a Springbok for best presentation?

Yes, to achieve the characteristic layered effect of the Springbok, pour the Creme De Menthe into the shot glass first, then gently pour the Amarula Cream over the back of a spoon so it floats on top of the Creme De Menthe, creating two distinct layers.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Springbok cocktail?

The Springbok is particularly popular during sports events, especially rugby games, due to its name sharing with the South African national rugby team, the Springboks. It's also a great choice for celebrations, themed parties, or any gathering where a visually striking and unique shot is desired.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Springbok compare to other popular shots?

With an alcohol content of 16%, the Springbok is relatively moderate when compared to other common shots like the Tequila shot (around 40% alcohol) or the Jägerbomb. It offers a lighter option that's flavorful but not overwhelming, making it suitable for a wider range of drinkers.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Springbok and how is it made?

Yes, to make a non-alcoholic version of the Springbok, you can use non-alcoholic mint syrup in place of Creme De Menthe and a dairy or non-dairy cream with a hint of vanilla flavor for the Amarula Cream. This variation maintains the visual appeal and creamy texture without the alcohol content.

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