There’s nothing more satisfying than a good cuppa java. Well, except if you’re able to spice up that afternoon pick-me-up with a shot of RumChata or Tippy Cow. Agave Loco owns RumChata, and sister company Midwest Customs Bottling owns Tippy Cow. Both manufacturers are based in Wisconsin, and use many of the same top quality ingredients in their products.

RumChata is made with real dairy cream, cinnamon, sugar and vanilla, that’s then blended perfectly with five times distilled Caribbean rum. Its name is a combination of rum and horchata, a word given to various kinds of plant milk beverages. LCBO

Tippy Cow Rum Cream includes similar ingredients, only with flavourings that remind you of your childhood – Vanilla Soft Serve, Chocolate Frosty, Orange Cream, and Shamrock Mint.

In the spirit of the holiday season upon us, each brand have introduced their own festive products

Tippy Cow Peppermint Bark  is the perfect marriage of chocolate and peppermint, blending flavours of white chocolate, dark chocolate and crushed candy cane with Caribbean rum and fresh dairy cream. LCBO

Yes I mentioned how great these taste in coffee, but they are equally as delicious straight up with ice, or in any number of cocktail creations, such as the following.

Tippy Cow Peppermint Bark Martini

2 oz Tippy Cow Peppermint Bark

1 oz Vanilla Vodka

Shake with ice and strain into glass. Float crushed Peppermint Candy on top for garnish and enjoy the sweet taste of the holidays!

RumChata Peppermint Bark combines traditional peppermint bark layers with the flavours of white chocolate, dark chocolate, and candy cane, to create a truly unique holiday treat. Unfortunately, this product is only available in Alberta at this time, however, expansion across the country is expected by the next holiday season.

Finally, if you’re looking for some unique holiday gift and entertaining ideas, RumChata has you covered.

RumChata Holiday Gift Set includes two exclusive Shot-A-Chata® shot glasses, that are split into two chambers allowing consumers to combine the great taste of RumChata with any number of other beverages, whether alcohol or not. LCBO

MiniChatas, Holiday Shot-a-Chata includes 15  perfectly measured pour packs (of 25 mL) of the original RumChata, ready to be easily enjoyed in coffee or on ice. Compact format saves space in the fridge. Great for setting out on the table in a dish when entertaining.  LCBO

Click here for more Tippy Cow recipes, and here for RumChata ideas.

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.