Whether you like his music or not, Enrique Iglesias’ name is fun to say. And things that are fun to say rank: Teletubbies, Google, P. Diddy…. Add an exotic name or foreign lingo to the mix and we go ga-ga. Could RumChata be a case and point of this sophomoric hypothesis?
Well something is making RumChata the name on everyone’s lips — particularly in Illinois and Wisconsin, of all places.
RumChata, for those who don’t know, is a “rum cream made as an authentic replica of the best Horchata you have ever tasted. It is made from scratch using real ingredients — rice, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.”
And people are lapping it up. They use it as milk, in their Sunday coffee. Some use it on cereal — you know who you are. Recipes include French Toast and a Snickerdoodle cocktail (see below) that is just plain awesome. Some are getting free mugs with purchase. Others dig Naked Larry, the guy in the commercials.
Then, there’s the RumChata app. And its’ cameo appearance on Entourage (another fun name to say).
Long way of saying, there’s a lot going on in the RumChata world — so much that it’s been in short supply.
Enlighten us as to why you like RumChata so darn much. Beyond its’ roll-off-your-tongue name.
RumChata® French Toast
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup RumChata®
8 slices white or french bread
1 Tbsp butter
Leave bread slices out in a paper bag overnight to dry out. With a fork beat together eggs, milk, and RumChata®. Heat butter in griddle over medium heat until melted. Dip bread slices into egg mixture and cook until golden brown about 2-3 minutes per side.
2 oz RumChata®
2 oz cake vodka
Combine the ingredients in a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir well and serve with a snickerdoodle cookie on the side.