What’s St. Patrick’s Day without a ‘green cocktail?’ That’s what I thought anyway.
So, I started by searching my liquor cabinet and I saw that beautiful bottle of RumChata staring at me. What is RumChata you ask? Well, first of all, if you haven’t heard of it, you are truly missing out. This Caribbean rum and cream based liqueur is based on Horchata – a rice milk, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon type drink that is very popular in Mexico and Central America. Well, the RumChata people took it a step further and added Caribbean rum and cream. And, just check out their website – they’ve created this extensive library of cocktails. It’s my go-to liqueur for Bunco.
Well, luckily the RumChata website had the perfect green cocktail. The Mint ChocoChata. Here’s the recipe here, You only need three ingredients – four if you count chocolate chips or shaved chocolate: RumChata – Chocolate Vodka and Green Creme de Menthe.
I’m sure your first questions is – Is RumChata gluten free? Well, it’s not made with gluten containing ingredients, however, there’s a disclaimer on the website that some ingredients may be processed in the same plant as ingredients that DO contain gluten. If you’re not super sensitive, it’s probably okay for you, but, please click here to read the gluten testing that’s done by RumChata and you can decide for yourself if it’s something your body can tolerate.
And, what in the world is an Irish Potato? Well, it’s this super sweet confection made of cream cheese, butter, coconut and confectioner’s sugar and rolled in cinnamon that’s been a Philadelphia tradition for over 100 years. Personally, I can only eat one of these, at the most. All I know is that when I ran a bakery in New Jersey, we made thousands of pounds of these things and still disappointed some customers because we sold out. They are adorable with the way they look like mini potatoes. So, if this is your thing, here’s the simple no-bake recipe that you could probably make while you’re drinking your ‘green cocktail!’
Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! (I hope this says what Google Translate claims it says. Disclaimer: I’m Italian, not Irish.)
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
For the Mint Choco Chata, I rimmed martini glasses with shaved chocolate. Got the shavings to stick on the glass by dipping the rim in corn syrup.
The perfect ‘green’ cocktail. You might only need one of these for the day. It packs quite a punch.
And who says Irish Potato Candy doesn’t go with a Mint Choco Chata?
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