Christmas in your Mouth!

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Okay, weird title, but there’s no other way to describe this after-dinner drink. It just tastes like Christmas, which I happen to love.

I’ve mentioned quite a few times over the years that I’m no mixologist. I’ve made some good margaritas, but it seems like when I try to make something creative, it’s terrible.

Actually, it’s not that my skills are completely lacking because I’m typically following recipes, but I don’t enjoy a lot of cocktails, especially if they’re terribly strong. Like martinis. So whatever I might make and dislike, which seems to happen often, I pass on to my willing husband.

Typically when the weather turns cold, I stock up on seasonal liqueurs. I love Amarula, Eggnog, Bailey’s, various chocolate liqueurs, and so forth. Some I will put in coffee or hot chocolate, or some over ice in lieu of dessert.

One night I got super creative (sarcasm) and combined all of two different liqueurs together for my husband and myself. We both thought that this drink was so good that we haven’t been able to stop drinking it!!!

It’s good, it’s pretty, and it’s Christmas in your mouth. You’re welcome.

Christmas in your Mouth
Makes 2 drinks

2 – 8 ounce cocktail glasses
Small ice cubes
4 ounces Buttershots
4 ounces Rumchata

Fill the glasses with ice.


Divide the buttershots and Rumchata evenly in both glasses.


Stir and serve.

You can add some freshly grated nutmeg if you’d like.


And, it’s Christmas!

66 thoughts on “Christmas in your Mouth!

  1. Amazing! Who would have thought – buttershots with rumchada? What a brilliant idea and so dang simple. Now that’s what I call a perfect Christmas cocktail. Also, your glasses are so festive with the gold and green. So very pretty! Thanks for the post.

  2. Mimi, I’m making a list and checking it twice (on my way to our local libation station) — sounds like you happened on a lovely Christmas cocktail by accident with delightful results. (LOVE when that happens!) Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas! xo

  3. Seriously easy and so delicious. Need to give this a try whilst decking the tree. Have I mentioned the husband brought home a 12 foot tree. Might need a refill several times of Christmas in your Mouth.

    • Try it!!! You’ll be so happy. (If you love Christmas.) I hope everything is going okay with your responsibilities. Don’t think I could do what you do.

  4. I love those gorgeous glasses!! And that looks and sounds absolutely delicious, the perfect holiday cocktail!

  5. I’ve never tried scotch, don’t like rum, but would definitely give this drink a try. I do love the pictures, the pretty glasses and your sarcasm!

    • Hahahaha! I don’t like any of the brown liquors, but I wish I did. It always looks fun on lawyer shows to pour scotch from a pretty bottle.

    • I mostly did this post to laugh at myself, because i am teased about being a terrible bartender! Will this be Miss E’s first Christmas? I’m sorry, I’ve lost track of time!

  6. Mimi, those cocktail glasses are lovely. I bet they have a story behind them. Rumchata is new to me, so I Googled it. It sounds interesting and combined with Buttershots I do believe it would taste of Christmas in your mouth.
    PS, I love your falling snowflakes.

    • Thanks so much! I found the glasses on EBay, the brand is Culver. Still a lot of it out there. I guess it was popular in the 50’s?

  7. We often have after dinner drinks during the holidays, too! Normally we tend to go for a beer or a glass of wine before/with dinner…but the holidays just require a good sipping drink after dinner. This one sounds quite tasty, Mimi!

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