Can't have the Rum without the chata. Learn how to make (RUMCHATA!)

Rumchata recipe

3.4 stars from 45 ratings of Rumchata

Ingredients for a basic rumchata mix

  • 1 to 2 cup long grained rice, rinsed
  • 2-4 quarts water
  • 1-2 cinnamon stick(s), broken up
  • 1/2--1 cup white sugar
  • half cup or half filled white rum, bacardi possibly

Rumchata Liqueur

How to make your own rumchata

If you ever partied with any Hispanics , you'll know that Horchata is a big thing in the Salvadorean and the Mexican territory. Boricuas (Puerto Ricans) have the coquito, a Spanish eggnog used around the holidays with a good amount of white rum such as Bacardi.Black Caribbeans have the rum punch, a punch of natural fruits and spices with dark rum

Rumchata is a very sweet drink. If sweetness is not for you, you might have to go with an alternative. The ingredients of this drink are pretty hefty to say the least.

The basic recipe for Horchata is this:

Basically, take a big pan and mix all your main ingredients together: rice, water and cinnamon stick. You basically set that aside for a few hours then put it all in a big pot and boil it really well, so everything meshes together. Allow your mix to cool. It's your choice to use a Puree rice mixture or something to add more thickness to horchata, you can use a blender to really smooth it out. Then you serve on chill. That's a basic recipe for making your horchata. There are countless you can make it depending on where you are from, or your particular taste.

You can take an empty liquor and pour horchata a little over halfway. Now for the kicker! Take a white rum such as Bacardi or something used well for mixers, and pour about 1/3 or even half a bottle depending on how strong you want your Rumchata to taste. You definitely want a good amount of rum because the horchata is very sweet that you might not even really feel the alcohol in there. Seeing as horchata has milk, it's best to keep it in the fridge and try your best to finish it as soon as possible, so it doesn't spoil. Another thing about horchata is a lot of the ingredients seep to the bottom. Make sure you shake it up really well every time you go to pour your cup or glass =). For more rum based drinks, you can check out the rum section of Great Cocktail Recipes or even scroll down some of the tags and find dark rum, white rum and overproof rum. Thanks!

Rumchata mix

Good video of a basic horchata mix

Comments 26 comments

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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I found your "rumchata" and now I have to try it! I happen to love rum, so it's bound to be a winner. Thanks!


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shin_rocka04 4 years ago from Maryland Author

No problem. Rum is a great complement to horchata for many reasons. I'll definitely try your horchata ice cream recipe. I can't wait to show my Salvadorian friend that =).


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Karre 4 years ago from Eskridge, Kansas

yummy, gonna try this over the weekend. Thanks!


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shin_rocka04 4 years ago from Maryland Author

No problem! It's definitely good stuff!


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Kosmo 4 years ago from California

I've never heard of a cocktail with rice in it. This drink sounds tantalizing. Maybe I'll try it one of these days. Thanks for the offering. Later!


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shin_rocka04 4 years ago from Maryland Author

It's definitely a great treat! Thanks for the comment.


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stricktlydating 3 years ago from Australia

Wow! I'm a fan of cocktails but haven't seen this recipe before and I love it! Can't wait to try it!


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shin_rocka04 3 years ago from Maryland Author

Thanks for the comment. It's a real treat!


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Brett.Tesol 3 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Good recipe. I have never heard of this, but it sounds delicious. I will have to check if I can get this in South Korea, as it is harder to find things, but this sounds awesome.

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shin_rocka04 3 years ago from Maryland Author

Thanks for the sharing. I'm sure you can find some rum and get the basic ingredients for horchata just about anywhere. You don't have to buy the pre-made stuff =)


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Sounds a great idea and the ingredients are easy to find here thanks for this recipe


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shin_rocka04 3 years ago from Maryland Author

One of my fav drinks hamds down


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shin_rocka04 3 years ago from Maryland Author

*hands


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Haven't heard of this but from the description this looks worth a shot. Voted up, interesting and shared.


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shin_rocka04 3 years ago from Maryland Author

It's definitely a great tasting drink. Thanks for the vote and share!


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Sounds delish! I think I could enjoy this drink (rumchata) as a shooter drink!


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shin_rocka04 3 years ago from Maryland Author

@rebecca One part Rumchata and One part Fireball whiskey and you've got yourself the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot!


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torrilynn 3 years ago

shin_rock04 really great idea here to have a recipe on how to make rum chata

ive always thought that it tasted like the milk does after you have eaten a bowl of

cinammon toast crunch :p anywho great article

voted up


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shin_rocka04 3 years ago from Maryland Author

LOLOL! Thanks, Torilynn! =).


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Redberry Sky 3 years ago

Wow, I've never heard of this, but it sounds like an amazing party drink for hot summer weekends! Looking forward to trying this out when the weather gets a little warmer and we hit the summer party season :)


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shin_rocka04 3 years ago from Maryland Author

it is indeed a great party drink.thanks for the comment :)


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mercuryservices 3 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

cheers!


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shin_rocka04 3 years ago from Maryland Author

Cheers to you as well!


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toptendeals 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

Looks tasty! Following your writing now just to make sure I don't miss anything new :)


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shin_rocka04 3 years ago from Maryland Author

Thanks for the comment :)


gary 24 months ago

how about rum chata eggnog?

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