When the temperature decreases and you start preparing for the festive season, the drinks 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 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?
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.
The taste of Peppermint Bark RumChata
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, candy cane, and peppermint.
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.
Peppermint Bark RumChata in cocktails
The rich and sweet liqueur is not a typical cocktail ingredient. And 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 Peppermint Bark Rumchate 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.
Peppermint Bark RumChata FAQs
Peppermint Bark RumChata works great with hot drinks like coffee or hot chocolate. It adds a boozy and festive touch to these beverages.
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.
RumChata Peppermint Bark brings flavors like chocolate, peppermint, and candy cane to the classic RumChata liqueur.
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.
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.
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.
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.