#DrinkUpLinkUp – RumChata

A few months back, when the bar I work at first got RumChata we all did a big, “What IS this stuff?” I looked it up and it claimed to be a “bartender’s best friend,” and I immediately felt kinda dumb for not know what it was already. But. I’d never heard of it!

So, of course, I immediately downloaded the RumChata app to my phone to start exploring what to do with this… stuff. And immediately, we started experimenting.

Ever since that night I’ve not looked back. It’s become a favorite item on our shelf, and I have to be quick to get a bottle at my liquor store if I want some at home because they sell out fast!


So, that being said, “What is it?”

Well, its Rum and Horchata of course.

Yeah, that didn’t help me any either. Horchata is the name of several kinds of traditional beverages, made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, or tigernuts. *

STILL doesn’t help me any.

The way I describe it at the bar, RumChata (13.75% ABV – 27.5 proof) is like an Irish cream, only it features rum instead of Irish whisky. That’s a super crude description, but its the most general explanation I can give. If you ask me what its main flavor is, I’d have to say a combination of vanilla and cinnamon.

I’ve taken to drinking it in coffee at home. But at the bar, our favorite ways to serve it is:

Cinnamon Bun
3 pts RumChata
1 pt Kahlua

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
3 pts RumChata
1 pt  Fireball

Both have become super popular shots at the bar. Lots of ways to mix RumChata though… would love to hear how you drink it. Like I said, its become a must-have for me. How about you?



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