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Among the Oscar nominated films this year is “12 Years a Slave,” the fact-based story of a free African-American kidnapped and sold into slavery in the 1830s. This drink combines bourbon and Amarula Cream Liqueur, which uses cream and the fermented juice of the South African marula fruit for its distinctive flavor. Shake this thoroughly to combine the liqueur with the citrus juice and bourbon.

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2 ounces bourbon
1 ounce Amarula ligueur
1 ounce tangerine juice
2 dashed orange bitters

Pour all the ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a tangerine slice.

Want to know more?
Solomon Northup’s Memoir: Twelve Years a Slave – Enhanced Edition by Dr. Sue Eakin Based on a Lifetime Project. New Info, Images, Maps
12 Years a Slave movie via iTunes: 12 Years a Slave

Tasting notes: Creamy strong bittersweetness, with fruit notes. Serve and drink immediately after shaking; the Amarula liqueur will separate and float to the top, if left unconsumed.

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