With more and more people ditching the cream in their coffee for non-dairy alternatives, nut milks like almond and macadamia are more common to see in your local coffee shop than ever before. But there’s another creamy substitute on the rise that’s about to be your new favorite vegan ingredient: oat milk. “In order to equal the richness of oat milk, most regular cow milks would have to be in the heavy whipping cream realm,” says Scott Koehl, beverage director of Marshall’s Landing in Chicago. “I wanted the drink to have that rich, decadent chocolate milk flavor without being super thick, and for it to balance out with the alcohol.” His spiked cocoa-y cocktail gets a hit of tropical fruit from Cruzan Blackstrap Rum, while orange and coffee liqueurs add citrus and bittersweet notes. It’s the perfect hot-tail to curl up with on the couch or serve as a welcome drink at a winter brunch.
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Chocolate Oat milk
1 oz Blackstrap Rum
.5 oz Coffee liqueur
.25 oz Orange Liqueur
5 oz Chocolate Oat milk
- Add all the spirits to a mug and top with with the hot oat milk.
- Garnish with a sprinkling of grated cinnamon.