Expert Guide to Peppermint Bark RumChata

By Timo Torner / Last updated on September 2, 2023

Peppermint Bark RumChata is a festive take on the beloved cream liqueur. The alcoholic beverage brings rich flavors of chocolate and peppermint to the traditional RumChata recipe.
Peppermint Bark Rumchata Guide

When the temperature decreases and you start preparing for the festive season, the drink recipes you crave tend to feel and taste cozier, too. Think of pumpkin spice, cloves, star anise, and also cinnamon. And one of the most popular festive treats is the delightful peppermint bark.

To create a wintery version of the classic cream liqueur, RumChata incorporated our favorite festive candy into their recipe.

The result is a sweet, minty, and chocolatey liqueur perfect for making easy Christmas cocktails.

What is Peppermint Bark RumChata?

What is Peppermint Bark Rumchata?

Peppermint Bark RumChata is a rich and sweet Rum-based cream liqueur flavored with chocolate and mint. It's the festive version of the classic RumChata liqueur and is only sold during the winter months.

The liqueur typically comes in a 750ml bottle and sells for $20 to $28. At only 14% ABV, it is an ideal ingredient for low-ABV Christmas cocktails.

Besides the regular single bottle, you can also get a holiday gift set. Those gift packs usually contain a standard 750ml bottle of Peppermint Bark RumChata as well as one or two miniatures.

How to drink RumChata Peppermint bark?

One of the best ways to serve the liqueur in a rocks glass on ice. However, it also works great in mixed drinks combined with spirits or non-alcoholic beverages.

What to mix with Peppermint Bark RumChata?

What to mix with Peppermint Bark Rumchata?

The creamy texture and sweet taste of RumChata Peppermint Bark goes well with other flavorful ingredients like chocolate or coffee. Here are just a few recipe ideas of how you can mix it into cocktails:

  • Peppermint Bark RumChata White Russian: This twist on the classic White Russian drink pairs the cream liqueur with vodka and Kahlua served over ice in a rocks glass.
  • RumChata Coconut Snowflake Cocktail: This concoction pairs RumChata's seasonal liqueur with coconut rum and peppermint schnapps. A creamy, sweet, and minty drink perfect for the holiday season.
  • Peppermint Bark Hot Chocolate: There's nothing better during winter than a spiked Hot Chocolate. By adding chocolate liqueur and blended Scotch whisky you get a delicious winter drink. Garnish the prepared cocktail with whipped cream and sprinkle cracked peppermint cane on top.

More ways to use Peppermint Bark RumChata in Cocktails

The rich and sweet liqueur is not a typical cocktail ingredient. It's also not a recommendable standard replacement for creamy elements of classic mixed drinks when you want to stick to their original taste.

However, if you want to tweak flavors a little, there are a few easy-to-make twists working with Peppermint Bark RumChata. Generally, coffee cocktails or drinks with a creamy consistency are well suited.

For example, you can create our Peppermint Bark Rumchata White Russian. It is a simple festive version of the traditional recipe. Simply replace the cream part with the cream liqueur, garnish it with a candy cane, and enjoy.

In a similar way, you can also spike all kinds of coffee drinks like iced coffee, espresso, or your regular hot black coffee.

Tasting Notes

The festive liqueur tastes just like one would imagine. It perfectly combines the taste of the classic Rum-based cream liqueur with white chocolate, milk chocolate, real dairy cream, candy cane, and peppermint schnapps.

Aroma (nose)

The scent of the liqueur is rich and sweet with aromas of white chocolate, dark chocolate, fresh mint, and Caribbean Rum in the background.

Taste (palate)

It's relatively sweet, rich, and creamy and is a perfect addition to an iced Latte or a hot espresso. If you want, it's the alcoholic version of Baileys White Chocolate Peppermint Bark. 


What is Peppermint Bark RumChata good with?

Peppermint Bark RumChata works great with hot drinks like coffee or hot chocolate. It adds a boozy and festive touch to these beverages.

What are the ingredients in RumChata Peppermint Bark?

The base of Peppermint Bark RumChata is regular RumChata cream liqueur. The festive version of the liqueur includes rum, dairy cream, cinnamon, vanilla, sugar, peppermint, caramel coloring, and other flavorings.

Does RumChata Peppermint Bark have chocolate?

RumChata Peppermint Bark brings flavors like chocolate, peppermint, and candy cane to the classic RumChata liqueur.

Is there cinnamon in peppermint RumChata?

Peppermint Bark RumChata has all kinds of festive flavors in it, like chocolate, cinnamon, peppermint, and candy cane. Furthermore, the known creamy notes and the Rum base shine through.

Should you refrigerate RumChata?

You don't need to store it in the fridge - Also not once it's opened. However, I always recommend storing liqueurs chilled if possible as you always serve them cold.

Do you drink Peppermint Bark RumChata straight?

You can drink Peppermint Bark RumChata neat, but it's better on the rocks. It's even better when incorporated into classic coffee drinks for a festive touch.

How much alcohol is Peppermint Bark RumChata?

Peppermint Bark RumChata contains 14% ABV. That's slightly more than the regular RumChata, which has 13.75% vol, and only half of RumChata Limon, which clocks in at 28% ABV.

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