The Mbombo cocktail is an aperitif drink that seeks to collect African flavors and aromas to transform them into liquid pleasure. It is a light drink, very aromatic and fruity, with a velvety taste, so you can easily drink it as an aperitif because the alcohol content is low.
The ingredients of the Mbombo cocktail gravitate around the Amarula liqueur, sweet and velvety cream with an aromatic taste. We will add dark rum to give alcoholic strength, lemon juice to cut the sweetness, cinnamon, a pinch of salt on the rim, and then some mango nectar.
Mbombo is the creator god of heaven and earth according to the mythical religious narratives of the Congo’s Buntu population, but we remain humble and only make cocktails.
Ingredients and doses to make the Mbombo cocktail
- 4 cl of Jamaican dark rum
- 2 cl of lime juice
- 4 cl of mango nectar
- 1 cl of Amarula liqueur
- a pinch of cinnamon
How to make the Mbombo cocktail
Squeeze the lime and strain the juice. Mash 4 pieces of mango in a colander to make nectar. Put all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake for 10 seconds and pour into a well-cooled cup with the salt edge.
To make the glass rim with salt, wet the rim with a lime wedge, put some salt in a saucer, place the cup upside down, rotate it, and then shake it gently to remove the excess salt.