Rumchata was founded by Tom Maas, in 2009. It’s made in a Distillery located in Peewaukee, WI.
This is a liquor made from scratch, using a cream liquer recipe, which is essentially 5 times distilled Caribbean rum, and the best dairy cream, with cinnamon, vanilla, sugar, and other flavors. It’s flavor profile is based on horchata, which is a very popular summer drink in Latin America which is made from rice, sugar, vanilla, and spices.
How to drink RumChata
This is a drink enjoyed BEST on the rocks. It’s a drink which as made a SUPER big splash on the bar scene, and risen to the top of its respective category. It can very easily compete in terms of popularity, taste, with big brands like Baileys Irish Cream.
What’s so great about it is that it’s available at virtually every bar, and liquor shop. It’s a great drink and delicious.
RumChata vs Baileys Irish Cream
The top brands in the world are RumChata and Baileys. The two can truly be used as substitutes for each other, but there is a flavor difference. Rumchata has a cinnamon-vanilla flavor, whereas Baileys Original has a chocolate and Irish whiskey flavor. Bailey has other flavors, including vanilla and cinnamon, which have a taste similar to RumChata.
- Proof – 27.5
- Calories in shot – 91
- Taste – Sweet, Spicy, Creamy
- Serve – Chilled, on the rocks, cocktails, and shots
What is it made from?
This is made in Wisconsin, and made from 5 times distilled Caribbean rum, and Wisconsin dairy cream. It’s flavor with a bunch of natural, and secret, falvors. It’s bottled at 13.75% alcohol.
The inspiration for this drink came from horchata, which is a traditional drink from Mexico and Spain. In Egypt and Spain, the chufa nut is grounded with water, cinnamon, and sugar, in order to make a drink that looked like milk. When the recipe migrated to Mexico, rice was used instead of nuts.
Traditionally, horchata DOES NOT contain dairy products, but Rumchata does.
Rumchata contains cream, and doesn’t need need to be refrigerated. Open bottles can be stored at room temperature for 4-6 months. It’s important though to make sure your bottle IS NOT exposed to extreme heat.
Rumchata Cocktail Recipes
It’s a very delicious dessert cocktail recipe, and many recipes using it are very simple.
- Banana Cream Pie
- Boozy Smores Milkshake
- Lemon Cake
- Mint ChocoChata Martini
- Pumpin Pie Martini