RumChata Drinks

Karen Frazier

RumChata is a delicious, creamy liquor made from cream, rum, and sweet spices. The result is versatile and flavorful booze you can add to all kinds of drinks for tasty, creamy cocktails. The following four are dessert-themed cocktails you're sure to love.

Snickerdoodle Cocktail

If you like snickerdoodle cookies (and who doesn't?), you'll love this easy drinking martini that tastes a lot like its namesake. The recipe makes two martinis.


  • Ice
  • 3 ounces RumChata
  • 1.5 ounces cinnamon whiskey
  • 1.5 ounces vanilla vodka
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the RumChata, cinnamon whiskey, and vanilla vodka with ice. Shake to chill.
  2. Strain into two martini glasses. Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Warm Apple Crisp

Do you love apple crisp as a dessert? Then you'll like this warm cocktail made with hot spiced cider and RumChata. It makes one toasty cocktail.


  • Warm apple crisp
    6 ounces hot spiced apple cider
  • 1.5 ounces RumChata
  • 1 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Cinnamon stick


  1. In a coffee mug, combine the hot cider, RumChata, and whipped cream vodka. Stir to combine.

  2. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Raspberry Donut

Make a quick, fun shot that tastes like boozy breakfast. This easy raspberry donut shot is so delicious you'll find yourself wanting more. The recipe makes four shots.


  • Raspberry donut
  • 4 ounces RumChata
  • 4 ounces raspberry flavored liqueur, such as Chambord
  • 4 raspberries
  • 4 mint small sprigs (optional)


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the ice, RumChata, and raspberry liquor. Shake to mix and chill.
  2. Strain into four 2-ounce shot glasses. Garnish with a raspberry and a small sprig of mint, if desired.

Pumpkin Pie Martini

If you're looking for a fun fall-themed martini, try a pumpkin pie martini. It tastes just like the real thing but with a kick. It makes two martinis.


  • Pumpkin pie drink
    1 ounce simple syrup, divided
  • 1/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces RumChata
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • 1 ounce half and half
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish


  1. Using 1/2 ounce of the simple syrup, wet the rim of two martini glasses.
  2. Mix the graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar and spread them on a plate in a shallow layer. Dip the wet rim of the glasses in the mixture to rim the glasses.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, combine the remaining half ounce of simple syrup, the ice, the RumChata, the pumpkin puree, the pumpkin pie spice, the whipped cream vodka, and the half and half. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the prepared glasses. Sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Other RumChata Cocktails

Looking for more uses for RumChata? It's so versatile, you can find it in a wide range of cocktails.

  • Try a RumChata cinnamon toast shot. It's like breakfast in a shot glass. The S'mores shot in the same article is also a clever and tasty RumChata shot.
  • The Chocolate Malt cocktail tastes like you're at your favorite malt shoppe.
  • The Tropic Delight pairs RumChata with bananas, coconut, and pineapple. It's a vacation in a glass.

Mix It In

If you like your cocktails on the sweet or creamy side, RumChata is a great add in. With its subtle flavor of sweet spices, it blends well with many mixers, so get creative and see what you can make with this tasty liquor.

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RumChata Drinks