#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?



Photo Share: July 21 – 27

photosharebuttonPhoto Share is my personal replacement for Weekly Winners, since that link exchange is no longer happening. It’s just my own challenge to take great photos through the week, as it gives me a venue to share some of them on this blog. Consider it my own little P.S. on the week before.

Photos this week taken with my Sony DSLR A230 or Canon EOS Rebel T3. Edited using Lightroom 3… or using my Droid Razr and Instagram. You can probably figure out which is which.

Nashville Sounds Baseball
Nashville Sounds Baseball
254: Nashville Sounds Baseball
Waiting for the next inning
Nashville Sounds Baseball
Ozzie… is a cougar.
Nashville Sounds Baseball
Meeting at the mound
Nashville Sounds Baseball
Side arm
A full moon. Nothing good can come of this…
255: Money hung
Money hung
Jimmy Fortune w/ Brassfield Aly
Aly Cutter of Brassfield Aly
256: Jimmy Fortune w/ Brassfield Aly
Jimmy Fortune
257: Ready for action
Ready for action
258: Gladiolus
Gladiolus blooming


The wife of a touring musician tells it like she sees it…

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