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RumChata Soda

RumChata Soda

Did you know that combining a shaken cocktail with club soda can give you a “foamy” consistency to a tall drink? That’s exactly what I had in mind as I made this cocktail with RumChata and as warmer weather is on the horizon.

This tall cocktail, in fact, is really a template for a delicious creamy drink, and nearly every part can be interchanged with other ingredients to create a unique RumChata soda that fits your tastes. Don’t like chocolate syrup? Replace with caramel! There are lots of great options here.

Here’s the recipe for this simple, tasty soda fountain drink:

RumChata Soda

  • in a cocktail shaker, add:
  • 1 1/2 oz RumChata
  • 1/2 oz chocolate syrup
  • 1 oz vodka
  • shake vigorously with ice
  • in an ice-filled collins glass, fill about 1/3 with club soda
  • strain the cocktail into the glass
  • fill the remaining space with club soda, which should foam up nicely
  • garnish with an orange twist and serve with a straw!
Thanks to our sponsor RumChata.



This cocktail is a simple alternative to “________ and Coke,” and though it only adds one more ingredient, it’s more of a drink because it requires just a tad more effort. The ratios are simple, too, so it’s easy to make quickly. Here’s a grown-up-chocolate-Coke, otherwise known as a Piranha:


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz brown creme de cacao (chocolate liqueur)
  • 1 oz cola
  • build on the rocks in an old fashioned glass
  • stir briefly to mix

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Christmas Day on The Morning Brew (Video)

Here’s the video clip from Christmas special of The Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens in Albuquerque. I give the hosts gift baskets and my New Year’s cocktail is given Santa Claus’ stamp of approval! You can find the recipes that I made on the show (Silent Night and Orange You Glad it’s New Years?) here.

Christmas Day on the Morning Brew

Merry Christmas! If you caught my segment on the Christmas special episode of The Morning Brew, welcome to Simple Cocktails! Here are the recipes I shared – the second one was a favorite of The Big Man himself.

silent night rumchata cocktail

Silent Night (by Greg Mays)

  • 2 oz RumChata
  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • shake with ice and serve in a chilled cocktail glass
  • garnish with a pinch of nutmeg

orange you glad it's new years cocktail

Orange You Glad It’s New Years? (by Greg Mays)

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz orange liqueur
  • 1 oz white chocolate liqueur
  • stir with ice and serve in a chilled cocktail glass
  • garnish with an orange slice