Hi Everyone! Merry Christmas Eve to you all. No it's not Santa...Jonny Sparks Lounge is back for at least one holiday post. Yes we've been super busy with things other than writing about food and drinks. But since we didn't stop eating or drinking, we have plenty to catch up on with you!
Let's start with a newer product that just recently hit our radar. Rum Chata has been running an eye-catching advertising campaign accompanied by amazing sounding cocktail recipes, so we decided that a long holiday called for a taste test.
Rum Chata is a creamy liquor made with Caribbean rum and "real dairy cream" according to the label. Not that I doubt the label, just stating the ingredients verbatim. It is sweet with cinnamon notes, making it perfect for cake and cookie flavored drinks. Picture here is a twist on their Tiramisu Martini. We substituted Jonny Sparks' own espresso-infused vanilla vodka for the espresso vodka called for in the recipe - we'll give you that recipe in a future post.
For now, suffice to say that we'll be leaving this out for Santa along with some snickerdoodles. Better hope he stops at our place last or your presents may be delayed! Cheers to you and yours. Here's the link and the recipe:
THE TIRAMISU MARTINI
3 ounces RumChata
1.5 ounces espresso vodka
Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.
Sprinkle with shaved chocolate (or cocoa powder as we did)