In other words just mix Amarula with another drink and give the result some clever name. Easy right? In the end it was, but only after I took the long scenic route (of many sips and tastes) to get there.
When it comes to cocktails I am more of an aficionado than a mixer, but I can make one really good one: a Cosmopolitan. Made famous by the series Sex and the City, a Cosmopolitan is a favourite amongst the pink drink dandies. But as I found, Amarula and clear liquids do not mix too well. Unabashed, I set out to find a new cocktail.
After many failed attempts I resorted to my tried and tested Cosmo to convince myself and the Plus One that my mixing abilities were not completely rubbish. From there I just kept on mixing and The Mr Big was born – a Cosmopolitan-inspired cocktail that tasted great and looked even better. The name is derived from a Sex and the City character but also, rather neatly, pays homage to the Amarula elephant.
The Mr Big can be enjoyed as a quick drink at home before hitting the town or as a Jaggerbomb-style drink later in the evening. A cocktail tends to take on the energy of the crowd that drinks it… so the possibilities of The Mr Big are endless.
The Mr Big
1 shot Amarula
1 shot Triple Sec
3 shots Cranberry juice
- Mix the Triple Sec and Cranberry Juice in a shaker
- Pour a shot of Amarula in a tot glass and place the glass in the centre of a tumbler glass.
- Pour the Triple Sec/Cranberry mix around the tot glass
- Drink and Repeat as necessary