RumChata Drink Ideas: 10 Indulgent Recipes

Updated January 5, 2022
Rumchata drinks

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.

Snickerdoodle Cocktail

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

Instructions

  1. Chill two martini glasses or coupes.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, RumChata, Fireball, and vanilla vodka.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glasses.
  5. Garnish with ground cinnamon and cinnamon stick.

Warm Apple Crisp

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.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces hot spiced apple cider
  • 1½ ounces RumChata
  • 1 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • Grated nutmeg and cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  2. After mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  3. In mug, add hot cider, RumChata, and whipped cream vodka.
  4. Stir to mix.
  5. Garnish with grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Raspberry Donut RumChata Shot

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 for you and your friends.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces RumChata
  • 4 ounces Chambord
  • Ice
  • 4 raspberries and mint small sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, RumChata, and Chambord.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glasses.
  4. Garnish with raspberry and sprig of mint.

RumChata Pumpkin Pie Cocktail

RumChata Pumpkin Pie

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, for sharing.

Ingredients

  • ¼ ounce simple syrup, ¼ cup of graham cracker crumbs, and ¼ cup of brown sugar for rim
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 4 ounces RumChata
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon sticks and pumpkin pie spice for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe in simple syrup on a saucer.
  2. With the brown sugar and graham cracker crumbs mixed on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the mixture to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, remaining simple syrup, RumChata, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, whipped cream vodka, and heavy cream.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into the prepared glasses.
  6. Garnish with cinnamon stick and pumpkin pie spice.

Apple Brown Betty RumChata Cocktail

Apple Brown Betty

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

Ingredients

Instructions

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

RumChata Root Beer Float

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 most importantly, simply delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces RumChata
  • 6 ounces root beer
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice and RumChata.
  2. Top off with root beer.

Tropical YumChata

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.

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, add ice, RumChata, spiced rum, pineapple juice, and coconut cream.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with the pineapple wedge.

RumChata Cinnamon Roll

RumChata Cinnamon Roll

Whether you're enjoying this cocktail with brunch or a liquid treat, the cinnamon roll flavors will sweep you away.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces RumChata
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • Ice
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, RumChata, and coffee liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with ground cinnamon.

RumChata White Russian

RumChata White Russian

Transform the White Russian into an updated spiced cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce RumChata
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, vodka, coffee liqueur, and RumChata.
  2. Stir to mix.

RumChata Cinnamon Toast Crunch

RumChata Cinnamon Toast Crunch

The best of a childhood breakfast cereal, only this time it's grown up and in a glass.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces RumChata
  • ¾ ounce vodka
  • ½ ounce coffee liqueur
  • ½ ounce cinnamon whiskey
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon sugar and cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, RumChata, vodka, coffee liqueur, cinnamon whiskey, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon sugar and cinnamon stick.

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.

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