The Best RumChata Drinks

The liqueur of choice for dessert shots, RumChata cocktails are perfect when you want something boozy that also satisfies your sweet tooth. Whip up one of these 15 tempting cocktails after dinner and serve it as a liquid dessert.

RumChata Toasted Almond Cocktail is a dessert cocktail made with RumChata

What Exactly Is RumChata?

RumChata was inspired by a creamy Latin American drink called horchata, and classic Caribbean rum. It basically tastes like a combination of the two. The creaminess of this liquor makes it ideal for sweet drinks, including dessert shots.

What Does It Taste Like?

The dark, smoky notes from the rum combine with the hints of cinnamon and vanilla in the horchata, giving RumChata a sweet and lightly spiced flavor. The cream lends it a much fuller flavor than many other alcohols. These lighter notes balance out the darker taste of the rum, creating a complex and balanced flavor profile.

Can You Drink It Straight?

Absolutely! RumChata is a lot milder in flavor than straight rum, making it a pleasant drink by itself. If you don’t feel like putting in the effort it takes to whip up a shot or cocktail, just pop an ice cube in a glass, cover it with this creamy liqueur, and enjoy!

What Mixes Well With RumChata?

Since it has dairy cream as a base, RumChata tastes great with pretty much anything you might think to put cream in. Coffee and hot chocolate are both popular mix-ins. It also pairs well with anything that complements cinnamon or vanilla. Cola, rootbeer, Fireball, and apple juice or cider all make good additions to this liqueur.

Where to Find It

Since it’s a specialty drink, it is not as likely as other liqueurs to be found at convenience stores or supermarkets, even if they sell alcohol. Still, it’s a fairly popular ingredient in a lot of sweet cocktails. You should be able to find it at any well-stocked liquor store near you.

How to Store It

Because of its alcohol content, RumChata doesn’t need to be stored in the fridge like other dairy-based products. It does well in the same conditions as the rum it’s made from. Keep it in a tightly closed container in a cool, dark place, like a liquor cabinet or pantry.

15 Tempting RumChata Recipes

These sweet drinks are the perfect way to end a hearty meal. When you only have room left for dessert if it comes in liquid form, whip up one of these to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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