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Elephant love 

Legend has it that the African marula fruit drives a pachyderm mad. Of course, that is after it is allowed to fall on the ground and ferment for a short time. I'll let you do the math.

Light yellow, marula berries have a sweet and citrusy flavor that also drives humans wild. Though the plant is impossible to cultivate, Americans can experience the taste through Amarula cream, a liquor that is distilled from the berries with an added touch of cream.

At Decatur's Carpe Diem, Amarula cream is combined with vanilla vodka to create a White Elephant. Served chilled, the taste is akin to an orange Creamsicle, and the smooth texture is similar to a milk-based chocolate martini.

Carpe Diem, 105 Sycamore Place, Decatur. 404-687-9696.

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