Don Pedro from 10 Degrees South
10 Degrees South serves the Don Pedro beverage, which can double as a dessert. It has the consistency and flavor of a creamy milkshake, but provides that kick that every adult milkshake should have. Don Pedro is the perfect cool, after-dinner treat combining everyone’s two favorite things – ice cream and booze. The cocktail is made from Amarula, a liqueur created from the fruit of the African Marula tree along with sugar and cream. Don’t be intimidated, Amarula is easy to find in the liquor & cordial section of most full-servce package stores. We even found it at our favorite place OTP. Pro tip: Amarula is wonderful in your coffee for a weekend brunch!
Don Pedro: The Recipe
1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
6 oz Amarula
Dash of cocoa powder
Blend the ice cream and Amarula until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass, and top with a dash of cocoa powder.
About 10 Degrees South
What comes to mind when you think of South African cuisine? For the uninitiated, the question will likely be met with a blank stare. But food from the “Rainbow Nation” is actually comprised of an incredible blend of traditional African, Dutch, Portuguese and Indian fare, among others. Those in Atlanta are fortunate to reside alongside one of the few – and possibly first – gourmet South African restaurants in the country, 10 Degrees South. It is among my favorite restaurants in all of Atlanta; read our detailed review here.
10 Degrees South also claims fame in the wine arena. I do not claim to have a talent for writing about wine bouquets, or comparing orange flavors of one white to the chocolate tones of another red. But I do know good wine, and it is HERE. If you care to indulge (and who doesn’t?) then visit on Monday, when bottles of South African wine are half-off. Coming for the amazing food and a Don Pedro? Try a visit Wednesday – Saturday, when you can enjoy live music, as well.
Finally, if you want to sample South African cuisine before taking the plunge at 10 Degrees South, then try her sister restaurant, Yebo, at Phipps Plaza. I am also happy to share that Justin Anthony, founder of 10 Degrees South, Yebo and the recently opened Cape Dutch, is debuting a new restaurant Feb 1 at Ponce City Market: Biltong Bar. Biltong is like beef jerky…only WAY BETTER. It’s a staple in South Africa and my all-time fave-o hiking treat. Biltong Bar makes jerky sexy and fun…stay tuned for a review in the next few weeks!