These RumChata drinks take deliciousness to a whole new level! They’re perfect for holidays and festive occasions, or if you’re just craving an easy, decadent cocktail.
Whenever I see RumChata listed as a cocktail ingredient, I instantly get excited. As far as sweet liqueurs go, it’s by far my favorite and it pairs with SO many different mixers.
These recipes all feature RumChata as a primary ingredient and are filled with creamy, dreamy goodness.
They’re also extremely easy to make — I’m talking 4 ingredients or less! So they won’t add any extra stress to your plate whether it’s the holidays or you just want a simple tasty drink and you want it ASAP.
What is RumChata?
RumChata is a liqueur made with dark rum, cream, vanilla, and cinnamon.
It’s super sweet and often compared to Baileys Irish Cream, but the cinnamon really sets it apart and I think it’s even better than Baileys. Some even compare the taste to the milk leftover after eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and who doesn’t love that!?
The name is essentially a combination of the words Rum and Horchata, which is a traditional Mexican milk drink flavored with cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar. RumChata is intended to taste like a mixture of these two beverages, and boy does it deliver.
It’s made in Wisconsin of all places, but you can find it at any liquor store in the USA without issue.
As far as alcohol content and price, it has an ABV of 15% and is about $20 for a 750ml bottle, so it’s not very expensive as far as liqueurs go!
I chose recipes with a wide variety of ingredients, flavors, and techniques that are still easy enough to whip up in 10 minutes or less.
So if you’ve never had RumChata before, prepare to have a new favorite thing. It’s seriously too delicious for this world. You can even drink it straight without a mixer, but that’s not what we’re here for today.
So let’s go ahead and get right into these drink recipes!
This recipe is a riff on a true classic: the White Russian.
Traditionally, White Russians are made vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream. This recipe uses all of these ingredients, but takes it to a whole new level with the addition of RumChata, which gives it an extra festive, boozy kick.
I don't know if this cocktail makes me feel like I'm on a beach or in Santa's workshop, but I do know it's fa la la la fabulous.
This recipe calls for RumChata, peppermint schnapps, and coconut rum, so it's pretty much 100% booze. It'd be absolutely perfect for a Christmas party and is only three ingredients, so it wouldn't add any extra holiday stress to your plate!
This is one of my all time favorite drinks to make during the holidays, and it couldn't be more simple.
The only two required ingredients are eggnog and RumChata. The RumChata adds the BEST festive, spicy flavors to the eggnog and a little extra creaminess. For real, this recipe will give you a whole new appreciation for the nog.
This one is for my fellow caramel lovers! Nothing beats a drink that's both sweet and salty, and this would be a delish after-dinner dessert.
To make this cocktail, you dip the rim of a glass in caramel, followed by a mixture of sugar and salt. Then you drizzle some more caramel in the glass and pour in well-shaken salted caramel vodka and RumChata.
I think the salty/sweet rim on this one is necessary and would make it that much more delicious!
I'd take this drink over an actual snickerdoodle any day.
Ingredients are RumChata, Amaretto, Buttershots, and milk. The RumChata adds vanilla and cinnamon, Amaretto gives it depth and nuttiness, and Buttershots Butterscotch Schnapps gives it a rich butteriness. Truly all of the flavors you love in a snickerdoodle, but drinkable and boozy!
I don't think you're ready for this jelly! The only ingredients you need for this shot are RumChata and Chambord, which is a French raspberry liqueur, so I can see it tasting exactly like a jelly-filled donut.
It would be perfect for Christmas in all of its red and cream-colored glory, or for a brunch paired with french toast. Nommmmmm.
I'm a little obsessed with how creative and outside the box this recipe is!
If you're not familiar with Lassi, it's an Indian yogurt-based drink with spices that's cool and refreshing. I haven't ever come across a Lassi cocktail, so this is super innovative.
To make it, you combine RumChata, dark rum, cane syrup, plain yogurt, orange marmalade, and orange bitters in a shaker with ice. Then you just shake it up and pour it in a glass to get your probiotics and booze all at the same time!
Which of these RumChata drinks are you excited to try? Much like Pokemon, I wanna catch them all. But in my mouth.
Jokes aside, I plan on making a few of these over the holidays since we recently got a new bottle, but I’ll also enlist their help in keeping me warm all winter long.
Also, if you have a favorite RumChata drink recipe, drop it in the comment section below so I can give it a try!