Raspberry linzer cookie shots are great Christmas party drinks which are perfect for holiday parties at Christmas or New year. Boasting the flavours of amaretto, RumChata and raspberry, and a gorgeous pink colour, this Christmas shots recipe is well worth making. You can prepare these RumChata shooters in just a few minutes too so, if you do happen to run out, you can make a new batch and the holiday fun can continue.
Looking for an easy-to-make holiday cocktail? This Christmas shots recipe is perfect for the holiday season. Ingredients like amaretto, raspberries, RumChata, and more come together for a wonderful flavour. Everyone is going to love the fruity taste of this fun cocktail on a cold night.
Raspberry Linzer Cookie Shots Ingredients
You don’t need a lot of ingredients for these Christmas shooters. Amaretto liqueur and Rum Chata are the alcohol components, and then you need ice, milk, and raspberry syrup.
Raspberries, fresh mint and powdered sugar are all optional but they do make a nice garnish for these Christmas themed drinks. A sweet cocktail like this is perfect for the holidays and a nice change from egg nog or hot cocoa.
How to Make Pink Christmas Cocktails
Add some ice to a cocktail shaker and then add the Amaretto, RumChata, raspberry syrup, and milk. Shake well then divide the creamy rum mixture between two shot glasses. This RumChata cocktail is sure to bring the holiday spirit!
Garnish each holiday cocktail with a raspberry on a toothpick and add a sprig of mint. You can also dust the top of the Christmas shots with some powdered sugar. Serve these cocktails with RumChata right away, else the ingredients will start to separate. Bottoms up!
Holiday Cocktail Changes and Variations
Raspberry liqueur, something like Chambord, can be used in place of the raspberry syrup although it tends to curdle with the dairy so I’d recommend not using it. The raspberry flavour is good in these Christmas cookie shots though, and makes these tasty shots reminiscent of raspberry-filled linzer cookies, hence the name. Raspberry syrup is also good in coffee and the Torani one is probably the easiest to find.
There are different brands of Amaretto liqueur to choose from. Also, you could swap the RumChata for Licor 43 horchata, which is also dairy-free. With a bottle of RumChata there are so many delicious RumChata drinks you can make, so it is a great purchase.
As for the garnish for these festive drinks, you might like to add candy canes or another festive decoration. If raspberries aren’t in season, you could use a linzer cookie to garnish this Christmas shot recipe instead. Or, if you’re feeling indulgent, both! Nobody is going to decline a cookie with their holiday drinks!
Linzer Cookies: What are They?
Linzer cookies are an Austrian cookie with nuts and fruit preserves. The name comes from Linz, the name of a city in Austria. You can usually find them at German bakeries. Else you can even make your own with this Linzer cookies recipe, which is gluten-free as a bonus.
Christmas Drink with RumChata FAQs
Since this Christmas drink with RumChata contains dairy as well as acidity from the syrup they don’t take long to separate. So with this holiday shots recipe it’s best to serve them as soon as you’ve made them.
I like to serve these festive shots as soon as holiday party guests arrive as a kind of welcome. They’re also great with dessert (perhaps something fruit-based) on a special occasion. Easy buffet nibbles pair well too, such as pesto Christmas tree snacks or bloody mary devilled eggs pair well with this Christmas cocktail recipe.
Raspberry Linzer Cookie Shots Recipe
Raspberry Linzer Cookie Shots
- 2 Ounces amaretto such as di Amore Amaretto
- 2 Ounces RumChata
- 1 Ounce whole milk
- 1 Teaspoons raspberry syrup such as Torani Raspberry Flavoring Syrup
- 2 raspberries for garnish, optional
- 2 Sprigs mint for garnish, optional
- 2 Teaspoons powdered sugar for garnish, optional
- Fill a cocktail shaker about halfway with ice. Add amaretto, RumChata, milk, and raspberry syrup. Replace lid and shake for about 20 seconds or until chilled through. Divide between two 2½-ounce shot glasses.
- Skewer a fresh raspberry with a cocktail pick and place it across the rim of one of the filled shot glasses. Add a mint sprig and finally, using a strainer or confectioners’ sugar shaker, dust the top of the shot. Repeat for the second shot.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Raspberry linzer cookie shots are fun Christmas party drinks boasting the flavours of almonds, raspberries and creamy rum. They’re a pretty pink colour and they are super-easy to prepare, since you don’t have to do much more than shake a few ingredients together and pour into your favourite cocktail glass. Creamy cocktails are perfect for your holiday celebrations this time of year.
The combination of Rumchata and amaretto makes tasty dessert cocktails that will bring a boozy kick to the holiday season.
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can’t wait to try these! love rumchata