Peppermint and winter go together like fall and pumpkin spice. Who says the peppermint love has to end after your daily coffee? RumChata is creamy and goes just as well in a hot chocolate as it does over ice in a rocks glass. These 8 Peppermint RumChata recipes are perfect for all your upcoming holiday festivities!
- RumChata Original VS Peppermint Bark
- 8 Delicious Cocktails with RumChata Liqueur
- Bottom Line
RumChata Original VS Peppermint Bark
Some of these recipes call for RumChata, while others call for RumChata Peppermint Bark. Both taste good in their own right, but they’re very different.
Original RumChata has rum, vanilla, and cinnamon flavors in a sweet, creamy base. RumChata Peppermint Bark has flavors of white chocolate, dark chocolate, and candy cane in a creamy base. There’s also RumChata Limón that offers some citrus notes to the mix.
If you use original RumChata in a recipe that calls for Peppermint Bark, just be prepared for a lot less peppermint flavor. Alternatively, if you use Peppermint Bark RumChata instead of the slightly spicy cinnamon of the original, you’ll have more peppermint notes and chocolate flavors in every drink.
8 Delicious Cocktails with RumChata Liqueur
1. Peppermint Bark RumChata White Russian
A minty take on a timeless White Russian cocktail is easy with just three ingredients. Peppermint Bark RumChata, vodka, and Kahlua coffee liqueur combine seamlessly for the perfect drink that tastes incredible and can be prepared right in the rocks glass. Serving candy canes as cocktail stirrers is a nice touch for this drink.
2. RumChata Peppermint Bark Martini
Before you put anything in a cocktail shaker, start this recipe by rimming your martini glasses. Rim the martini glass by dipping it in vanilla frosting first, then in crushed candy cane pieces. Once the glass is prepared, you can start mixing your cocktail.
RumChata cream rum liqueur, peppermint schnapps, half n’ half, and creme de cacao are shaken with ice before being strained into the prepared glasses. Using cream liqueur creates a stunning white martini full of peppermint flavor.
3. Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate
What’s better than a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day? Hot chocolate with alcohol, of course! Start preparing this recipe by making your hot chocolate as usual.
Next, add Peppermint Bark RumChata, and Godiva chocolate liqueur. Measurements are included, but feel free to measure to taste. Finally, top with whipped cream and cracked peppermint stick pieces for a garnish that tastes even better than it looks. This hot chocolate will become your new wintertime favorite.
4. RumChata Peppermint Bark Latte
Make a peppermint RumChata later by steaming milk first. Next, add freshly brewed espresso and Peppermint Bark RumChata to the steamed milk. Top with whipped cream, and you’ll feel like your own barista! If you prefer the taste of cinnamon to peppermint, just use regular RumChata instead.
Fair warning: peppermint lattes without RumChata will always feel lackluster once you’ve tried this recipe.
5. RumChata Peppermint Bark Iced Coffee
Prepare a Peppermint Bark iced coffee by first making your iced coffee of choice. There’s no shame in using bottled iced coffee to save time! Next, add Peppermint Bark RumChata in place of your usual creamer.
You’re missing out if you’re drinking iced coffee any other way this holiday season. Add a couple of candy canes as a garnish on the side of the glass for an even more festive spirit!
6. RumChata Coconut Snowflake Cocktail
This cocktail recipe uses a different minty liqueur to get the classic candy cane flavor. Traditional RumChata cream liqueur is paired with peppermint schnapps and coconut rum to make a snowflake cocktail that will be a huge hit at your next holiday party.
To really impress, rim the glass in RumChata and powdered sugar for a powerful burst of flavor every time your lips touch the glass.
7. Mistletoe Cocktail
The mistletoe cocktail by Homemade Hoopla isn’t as outwardly peppermint based as the rest of these cocktail recipes, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t peppermint flavor in there! The drink begins with grenadine poured into the bottom of a prepared glass.
Next, RumChata, butterscotch schnapps, creme de menthe, and milk are combined in a cocktail shaker with ice. When the mixture is gently added to the glass with grenadine, the grenadine should remain at the bottom to create a festive layered look that’s fitting for the holidays.
8. Peppermint Candy Cane Shot
Peppermint vodka and RumChata are all you need to make a delicious shot. If you want to up your presentation, rim the shot glass with crushed candy cane pieces before pouring the shot.
These shots are easy to mix and easier to serve than full-size drinks!
Does RumChata Peppermint Bark need to be refrigerated?
No, RumChata Peppermint Bark doesn’t need to be kept cold. The rum acts as a natural preservative for the cream, making it safe to be stored at room temperature even after opening.
What is the RumChata Peppermint Bark alcohol content?
RumChata Peppermint Bark has 14% ABV.
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