RumChata Drink Ideas

Karen Frazier
Snickerdoodle

RumChata makes delicious, creamy, sweet cocktails. It is a liqueur made from cream, rum, and sweet spices that is a boozy version of horchata. RumChata cocktails are flavorful and creamy mixed drinks with subtle spiciness. If you like sweet and creamy alcoholic drinks, then you're sure to love cocktails made from delicious RumChata.

1. Snickerdoodle Cocktail

If you love the sweet, cinnamony goodness of mom's snickerdoodle cookies (and who doesn't?), you'll love this easy drinking RumChata cocktail that tastes a lot like its namesake. The recipe makes two drinks.

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 3 ounces RumChata
  • 1½ ounces Fireball whisky
  • 1½ ounces vanilla vodka
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill two martini glasses.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the RumChata, Fireball, and vanilla vodka with ice. Shake.
  3. Strain into the chilled glasses. Sprinkle with cinnamon and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

2. 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 winter cocktail.

Warm apple crisp

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

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

3. Raspberry Donut RumChata Shot

Make a quick, fun alcoholic RumChata 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

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces RumChata
  • 4 ounces Chambord
  • Ice
  • 4 raspberries
  • 4 mint small sprigs (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the RumChata and Chambord.
  2. Add the ice and shake.
  3. Strain into four 2-ounce shot glasses. Garnish with a raspberry and a small sprig of mint, if desired.

4. RumChata Pumpkin Pie Cocktail

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

Pumpkin pie drink

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce simple syrup, divided
  • ¼ cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces RumChata
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions

  1. Using ½ 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 heavy cream. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the prepared glasses. Sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

5. Apple Brown Betty RumChata Cocktail

Apples and RumChata mix well together because of RumChata's sweet, spicy vanilla flavor profile. It's like adding vanilla ice cream to applesauce.

Apple brown betty RumChata cocktail

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the whisky, bourbon, and RumChata.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with the ginger ale and stir.

6. RumChata Root Beer Float

Experience the joy of childhood again as you enjoy the adult version of the perennial kid favorite, the root beer float. It's simple to make and simply delicious.

RumChata root beer float

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces RumChata
  • 6 ounces root beer

Instructions

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Add the RumChata.
  3. Carefully pour the root beer over the RumChata.

7. Tropical YumChata

Tropical cocktail lovers fear not. As the name implies, RumChata is made with rum, which is always present in tiki drinks. So it may not surprise you to know that RumChata adds a delicious edge to tropical mixed drinks.

Tropical YumChata mixed drink

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce RumChata
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce coconut cream
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail glass, combine the RumChata, spiced rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream.
  2. Add the ice and shake.
  3. Strain into a highball glass. Garnish with the pineapple wedge.

More RumChata Mixed Drinks

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.

RumChata Cocktail Recipes

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.

RumChata Drink Ideas