For those of you who don’t know, RumChata is a “rum cream liqueur made as an authentic replica of the best Horchata you have ever tasted. It’s made from scratch using real ingredients — rice, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.”
The name seems to just roll off your tongue… RumChata… 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.
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.
Then, there used to be an RumChata app. And its cameo appearance on Entourage (another fun name to say).
And that’s not all… Now you can enjoy your ice coffee AND your RumChata simultaneously. Introducing FrappaChata (another word we will be repeatedly saying in our heads over and over again). It’s a perfect blend of coffee and rum. And it’s the first ready-to-drink, adult iced coffee.
Anyway, this is a long way of saying, there’s a lot going on in the RumChata world — so much that it’s been in short supply.
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.
Enlighten us as to why you like RumChata so darn much. Beyond its roll-off-your-tongue name.
If you’re looking for more delicious recipes similar to the above, check these puppies out: Bailey’s Almande Almond Milk Liqueur Cocktails
Please Note: This article was originally posted on 11/7/11 and updated on 2/14/23.