There’s no doubt that the Holidays are a great time of year to break out the RumChata. Show up to the party with a chilled bottle, and people will always be thrilled. Of course, this leave lots of opportunity to experiment with great Rumchata winter drinks.
RumChata, if you don’t know yet, is rum, cream, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar. It’s great to mix with warm drinks (coffee, cocoa and tea) and it makes for some killer cocktails with lots of spirits. Here’s one I made called a Candy Cane:
Candy Cane (by Greg Mays)
in a rocks glass filled with ice, add:
1 1/2 oz RumChata
1 1/2 oz white rum
3/4 oz of peppermint schnapps
stir gently to combine
carefully drizzle grenadine down edges of glass to resemble stripes
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.
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 (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? (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