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!
I love those glasses! They look a little like Moroccan tea glasses. And I like that title! 😁
They’re actually early American. Culver. eBay. But I know what you mean, with the gold.
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. :-)
It’s a must-have this time of year!
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.
I seriously hope everyone tries this combo. simple is right, but WOW!!!
Beautiful frames !!
Thank you so much!
Mimi, this sounds lovely. Finally! A Christmas drink that is not eggnog. (I’m allergic to eggs…) Cheers!
Oh no! Sorry! (I love eggs and eggnog.) Merry Christmas!
Yum! I love this! Have you had Buttershots and Bailey’s? Very Yummy!
No, I haven’t! I bet it’s very similar, actually. I’ll try it tonight!
Really delicious ! I love Christmas time !! xo
Me, too! Merry Christmas!
Beautiful, beautiful glasses ! Love the simplicity of the drink ! I’m in !
You’ll have to tell me what you think!!
Love the name of the title :D I am sure this drink is just that :)
Thank you. I hope you can try it!
Looks amazing. Trouble is with cocktails I don’t know when to stop! Will definitely have to try this lovely festive combination. Cheers 👍
Buy small bottles of the Rumchata and Buttershots! Merry Christmas!
Thanks for the tip(ple) 🤣🤣
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
I do hope you think it’s as great as we do! Merry Christmas back atcha!
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.
Such a fun cocktail and those glasses are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Happy weekend to ya :)
I discovered Culver on eBay a few years ago. They’re so pretty. Thanks.
Those are very cool glasses. And the drink sounds delicious.
Gorgeous! I don’t believe Ive heard of Rumchata, but it sure looks wonderful! Very festive and right in season. Cheers!
Thank you! I really have no idea how widely available it is!
I can believe that this tastes just like Christmas! GREG
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.
I love those gorgeous glasses!! And that looks and sounds absolutely delicious, the perfect holiday cocktail!
Thank you! That’s exactly what I thought!
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.
We had our first eggnog of the season just the other evening. This sounds delicious, too, a lot easier to make.
Definitely easier if you made eggnog from scratch!
Would be lovely to have a Winter Christmas but hot or clod – these will go down a treat. 🎄
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.
Aw, thanks so much. Cointreau is actually strong for me.
Sometimes the best combos are accidental! This looks delicious xx
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!
Mimi, this is such a beautiful presentation. It makes a Grinch like me have pangs about looking forward to Christmas.
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.
Thank you Ron!
No story about the glasses. I discovered them on eBay when i was looking for vintage glasses. Culver is the brand.
This drink sounds delicious, but I really love your glasses and the flatware and napkins that complement them so nicely!
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?
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 ;)
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!
It’s seriously Christmassy!!!
Mimi – this sounds really delightful! I’ve always thought Horchata had a bit of “seasonal” flavor – this combo is brilliant!
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas … I think it was snowing just a moment ago :)
I certainly wouldn’t mind a glass of these. The pictures Mimi are very welcoming.
Thank you so much!
This honesty looks delicious
Well thank you for your honesty!
Om my, what a wonderful sounding after dinner drink.
I just had one last night. I guess I’ll have to quit after Christmas!!!
Oh my, what a wonderful after dinner drink.
Thank you! It’s pretty wonderful!
What a clever post Chef Mimi – love it!
Hahahaha! Thank you Laura!
Such inviting and gorgeous photos mimi!
Aw, thank you!!! I try. Sometimes!
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.
It’s a perfect toast to Christmas!