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#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?



#DrinkUpLinkUp — Absolut Cilantro

All right. I know this flavored vodka craze is just that… crazy. However, I’ve really not found a flavored vodka that I didn’t like, but I have a whole lotta flavors left to try.

Monday, my husband and I stopped by our local liquor store to pick up a couple goodies to take to a friend’s house for an evening hanging out around the fire pit, visiting and just… relaxing. As we looked around my husband pointed it out:

Absolut Cilantro.

Cilantro? Really? I happen to be a big cilantro fan, but I never thought of using it for a drink. I was curious, of course, but a little scared. Luckily, they had little “airplane bottles” of the intriguing flavor at the register so I grabbed one to try. The lady that checked us out said she’d only used it in making homemade salsa, but couldn’t really tell us much past that. Hmmm…

249: Absolut Cilantro

I wanted to really get an idea of the flavor, so I mixed it with just water. Absolut Cilantro and water. I added a slash of lime juice and some simple syrup.

It was… really different! I didn’t hate it. But I didn’t mind when I ran out of drink and switched back to just water.

Ever had fresh cilantro? Yeah, that’s what it tasted like. I told my husband after I had it that I understood… I could totally see myself using it in homemade salsa to give it a fun kick. Heck, I might just try that next week. Go get a couple more little bottles and try that.

We’ll see. ;)

But, hey, I tried it! And I didn’t hate it. So I’ll take that.