Christmas in your Mouth!

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!

By Published On: December 6th, 201870 Comments on Christmas in your Mouth!

About the Author: Chef Mimi

As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!


  1. jenniferguerrero1 December 6, 2018 at 6:17 AM - Reply

    I love those glasses! They look a little like Moroccan tea glasses. And I like that title! 😁

    • chef mimi December 6, 2018 at 6:19 AM - Reply

      They’re actually early American. Culver. eBay. But I know what you mean, with the gold.

  2. December 6, 2018 at 7:09 AM - Reply

    What a wonderful Christmassy cocktail! Christmas is all about cocktails and fancy foods. I see you’re a Bailey’s fan too Mimi. I’m just away to stock up on a bottle of that for this festive period. :-)

    • chef mimi December 6, 2018 at 7:36 AM - Reply

      It’s a must-have this time of year!

  3. Linger December 6, 2018 at 8:38 AM - Reply

    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.

    • chef mimi December 6, 2018 at 8:50 AM - Reply

      I seriously hope everyone tries this combo. simple is right, but WOW!!!

  4. Jyo December 6, 2018 at 8:47 AM - Reply

    Beautiful frames !!

    • chef mimi December 6, 2018 at 8:49 AM - Reply

      Thank you so much!

  5. Teagan R. Geneviene December 6, 2018 at 8:53 AM - Reply

    Mimi, this sounds lovely. Finally! A Christmas drink that is not eggnog. (I’m allergic to eggs…) Cheers!

    • chef mimi December 6, 2018 at 3:40 PM - Reply

      Oh no! Sorry! (I love eggs and eggnog.) Merry Christmas!

  6. Angela@eatlivehappy December 6, 2018 at 10:34 AM - Reply

    Yum! I love this! Have you had Buttershots and Bailey’s? Very Yummy!

    • chef mimi December 6, 2018 at 3:40 PM - Reply

      No, I haven’t! I bet it’s very similar, actually. I’ll try it tonight!

  7. canelakitchen December 6, 2018 at 11:37 AM - Reply

    Really delicious ! I love Christmas time !! xo

    • chef mimi December 6, 2018 at 3:41 PM - Reply

      Me, too! Merry Christmas!

  8. 2pots2cook December 6, 2018 at 12:23 PM - Reply

    Beautiful, beautiful glasses ! Love the simplicity of the drink ! I’m in !

    • chef mimi December 6, 2018 at 3:05 PM - Reply

      You’ll have to tell me what you think!!

  9. Freda @ Aromatic essence December 6, 2018 at 1:18 PM - Reply

    Love the name of the title :D I am sure this drink is just that :)

    • chef mimi December 6, 2018 at 3:05 PM - Reply

      Thank you. I hope you can try it!

  10. sebby holmes December 6, 2018 at 2:04 PM - Reply

    Looks amazing. Trouble is with cocktails I don’t know when to stop! Will definitely have to try this lovely festive combination. Cheers 👍

    • chef mimi December 6, 2018 at 3:05 PM - Reply

      Buy small bottles of the Rumchata and Buttershots! Merry Christmas!

      • sebby holmes December 6, 2018 at 3:24 PM

        Thanks for the tip(ple) 🤣🤣

  11. Kim Bultman December 6, 2018 at 5:12 PM - Reply

    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

    • chef mimi December 6, 2018 at 6:09 PM - Reply

      I do hope you think it’s as great as we do! Merry Christmas back atcha!

  12. Healthy World Cuisine December 6, 2018 at 8:26 PM - Reply

    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.

  13. Dawn @ Girl Heart Food December 7, 2018 at 10:18 AM - Reply

    Such a fun cocktail and those glasses are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Happy weekend to ya :)

    • chef mimi December 7, 2018 at 10:52 AM - Reply

      I discovered Culver on eBay a few years ago. They’re so pretty. Thanks.

  14. Our Growing Paynes December 7, 2018 at 10:53 AM - Reply

    Those are very cool glasses. And the drink sounds delicious.

  15. Loretta December 7, 2018 at 3:32 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous! I don’t believe Ive heard of Rumchata, but it sure looks wonderful! Very festive and right in season. Cheers!

    • chef mimi December 7, 2018 at 6:28 PM - Reply

      Thank you! I really have no idea how widely available it is!

  16. sippitysup December 7, 2018 at 4:48 PM - Reply

    I can believe that this tastes just like Christmas! GREG

    • chef mimi December 7, 2018 at 6:27 PM - Reply

      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.

  17. Lila Ruth's December 7, 2018 at 11:56 PM - Reply

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

    • chef mimi December 8, 2018 at 5:58 AM - Reply

      Thank you! That’s exactly what I thought!

  18. Kiki December 8, 2018 at 6:08 AM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi December 8, 2018 at 6:25 AM - Reply

      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.

  19. Frank | Memorie di Angelina December 8, 2018 at 7:37 AM - Reply

    We had our first eggnog of the season just the other evening. This sounds delicious, too, a lot easier to make.

    • chef mimi December 8, 2018 at 7:38 AM - Reply

      Definitely easier if you made eggnog from scratch!

  20. kathryninthekitchen December 8, 2018 at 4:35 PM - Reply

    Would be lovely to have a Winter Christmas but hot or clod – these will go down a treat. 🎄

    • chef mimi December 8, 2018 at 4:40 PM - Reply


  21. Susan@savoringtimeinthekitchen December 8, 2018 at 5:18 PM - Reply

    I’ve never had either of those liqueurs…I have to branch out a bit!) I do love a Cointreau on the rocks occasionally :) Those glasses are lovely and beautifully photographed.

    • chef mimi December 8, 2018 at 6:07 PM - Reply

      Aw, thanks so much. Cointreau is actually strong for me.

  22. Sofia December 9, 2018 at 6:53 AM - Reply

    Sometimes the best combos are accidental! This looks delicious xx

    • chef mimi December 9, 2018 at 7:22 AM - Reply

      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!

  23. Conor Bofin December 9, 2018 at 9:27 AM - Reply

    Mimi, this is such a beautiful presentation. It makes a Grinch like me have pangs about looking forward to Christmas.

    • chef mimi December 9, 2018 at 9:27 AM - Reply


  24. Ron December 9, 2018 at 10:06 AM - Reply

    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.

    • chef mimi December 9, 2018 at 12:23 PM - Reply

      Thank you Ron!

    • chef mimi December 10, 2018 at 7:39 AM - Reply

      No story about the glasses. I discovered them on eBay when i was looking for vintage glasses. Culver is the brand.

  25. Jeff the Chef December 9, 2018 at 3:26 PM - Reply

    This drink sounds delicious, but I really love your glasses and the flatware and napkins that complement them so nicely!

    • chef mimi December 10, 2018 at 7:38 AM - Reply

      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?

  26. Tandy | Lavender and Lime December 10, 2018 at 3:06 AM - Reply

    I have not seen either of these liqueurs. Amarula is local to South Africa and I used to drink a fair bit of it. But now I find it too sweet. I will stick to margaritas ;)

    • chef mimi December 10, 2018 at 7:36 AM - Reply

      I understand.

  27. David @ Spiced December 10, 2018 at 8:47 AM - Reply

    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!

    • chef mimi December 10, 2018 at 9:28 AM - Reply

      It’s seriously Christmassy!!!

  28. Laura December 10, 2018 at 2:45 PM - Reply

    Mimi – this sounds really delightful! I’ve always thought Horchata had a bit of “seasonal” flavor – this combo is brilliant!

  29. Irene December 10, 2018 at 7:03 PM - Reply

    It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas … I think it was snowing just a moment ago :)

  30. olivesandfeta December 10, 2018 at 8:29 PM - Reply

    I certainly wouldn’t mind a glass of these. The pictures Mimi are very welcoming.

    • chef mimi December 10, 2018 at 8:37 PM - Reply

      Thank you so much!

  31. Honest Reviews December 11, 2018 at 12:56 PM - Reply

    This honesty looks delicious

    • chef mimi December 15, 2018 at 7:45 AM - Reply

      Well thank you for your honesty!

  32. Emma @ Bake Then Eat December 11, 2018 at 5:03 PM - Reply

    Om my, what a wonderful sounding after dinner drink.

    • chef mimi December 15, 2018 at 7:45 AM - Reply

      I just had one last night. I guess I’ll have to quit after Christmas!!!

  33. Emma December 11, 2018 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    Oh my, what a wonderful after dinner drink.

    • chef mimi December 11, 2018 at 5:57 PM - Reply

      Thank you! It’s pretty wonderful!

  34. Laura December 14, 2018 at 3:18 PM - Reply

    What a clever post Chef Mimi – love it!

    • chef mimi December 14, 2018 at 3:21 PM - Reply

      Hahahaha! Thank you Laura!

  35. Lynz Real Cooking December 17, 2018 at 10:06 AM - Reply

    Such inviting and gorgeous photos mimi!

    • chef mimi December 19, 2018 at 6:31 PM - Reply

      Aw, thank you!!! I try. Sometimes!

  36. camparigirl December 19, 2018 at 7:44 PM - Reply

    On the other hand, I do love cocktails, even if I drink them rarely – this is so intriguing I will have to try. Maybe I will serve it at my Christmas lunch.

    • chef mimi December 19, 2018 at 7:45 PM - Reply

      It’s a perfect toast to Christmas!

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