Boxes of chocolates, long stem roses and pristine dinner reservations don’t quite seal the deal for some when Valentine’s Day rolls around.  A handful of women wait for the little square box covered with silken lining and sparkling treasure.  They eagerly wait in sweaty palm anticipation for their man to propose on the most romantic day of the year – because obviously he didn’t drop to his knee in front of the family at Thanksgiving dinner, or have that box tucked in her stocking on Christmas morning or pop the question when the ball dropped New Year’s Eve.  He must be waiting for Valentine’s Day.  Right?!  Brenda Della Casa, writer for, addresses the question of why a man waits to propose with an illustrative guide and real interaction from men around the country who chime in with their reasons for putting the brakes on setting a wedding day.

Amarula & Eve

1-1/2 ounce Amarula Cream

1/2 ounce Citrus Vodka

2-1/2 ounce Lychee Juice

3/4 ounce Ruby Red Grapefruit juice

Lychee Fruit Slice Garnish

Place liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake to chill.  Strain into a coupe glass.  Garnish with slice of lychee fruit on the rim.

Amarula Cream comes from the marula berry found on the Marula tree.  This tree is referred to in African legend as the ‘Marriage Tree’ due to its characteristic male and female trees and fertile fruit.  The Marula tree stands as a symbol of fertility and is part of a cleansing ritual before wedding ceremonies. 

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The Amarula Cream Proposal
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