RumChata is based on Horchata, a nonalcoholic drink derived from rice. Horchata is very popular around the holidays in some circles.
This drink combines eggnog and RumChata for a decadent treat, perfect for a holiday gathering or in front of the fireplace while trimming the tree. A little bourbon and some Myer’s Rum add some extra holiday cheer and some tasty dimensions to this yummy drink. It is served on ice - I used one large ice cube, but whatever ice you have on hand will do the trick. You could even make a batch ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until needed. If you can get Luxardo Cherries, you’ll have a beautiful garnish and a tasty sweet snack to go along with your cocktail!
Santa’s Last Stop
1 1/2 oz RumChata
3/4 oz Bourbon
3/4 oz Meyer’s Rum
1 1/2 oz Eggnog
1 Dash Fee Brother’s Black Walnut Bitters (or substitute the easy to find Angostura Aromatic Bitters)
Freshly Ground Nutmeg
Orange Twist created by using a vegetable peeler to remove a piece of the orange skin approximately 3/4” by 2”
Add the RumChata, Bourbon, Rum, Eggnog and Bitters to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake to chill and combine - about 10 seconds. Strain into an Old Fashioned Glass containing one large ice cube, (or filled with smaller ice). Great Nutmeg over drink. Holding the Orange Twist between the thumb and index finger of both hands, express the oils from the skin over the drink. Add twist to glass as garnish. Add Luxardo Cherry as garnish.