Everything You Need to Know About RumChata + Our Favorite RumChata Drinks


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Are you familiar with RumChata? This cream liqueur is the latest darling of the cocktail world and for good reason: It's a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet and whole lot of tasty. We know you love Bailey's Irish Cream (and of course, we've shared how you can make your own version), so we're introducing you to what is sure to be a new favorite with our list of RumChata drinks.

RumChata is a blend of Caribbean rum, real dairy cream, cinnamon and vanilla. Made in Wisconsin, it first appeared in 2009 and quickly gained popularity. The beverage is inspired by horchata, a traditional Spanish and Mexican drink. Although it looks like milk and contains cream, you don't have to refrigerate RumChata (according to the company, the alcohol acts as a preservative). The liqueur has 13.75% ABV, which is just a little less than Bailey's 17%.

You can use RumChata in any cocktail recipe where you would use Bailey's or any other cream liqueur. You can use it for more than alcoholic drinks, too. RumChata tastes great simply poured over ice cream or added to baked goods (trust us, try it in brownies).

Here are 30 of our favorite RumChata drink recipes.

Buttered Monkey

The banana liquor is the source of this cocktail's name, which is just as fun as the drink itself. Get the recipe here.

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Chocolate Marshmallow RumChata Drink

I have a soft spot for dessert cocktails, and the marshmallow garnish on this RumChata cocktail is an absolute delight. It's like a cold hot chocolate. Get the recipe here.

RumChata Cream Soda

It's like a New York Egg Cream, but with a boozy kick! Get the recipe here.

RumChata Eggnog

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This one is almost too easy. Of course, eggnog is going to be perfect fit for RumChata. Liven up any holiday party with a punch bowl of this stuff. Get the recipe here.

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Cinnamon Roll Cocktail

This two-ingredient (RumChata and Kahlua) cocktail is super easy, super tasty and super perfect for after dinner. Get the recipe here.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Mix RumChata, Fireball cinnamon whiskey and vanilla vodka together and serve this cocktail for brunch. Get the recipe here.

RumChata Martini

No, James Bond isn't going to drink a RumChata martini. That's okay; it's more for the rest of us. Get the recipe here.

Vanilla RumChata Milkshake

Boozy milkshakes are awesome and RumChata makes for a perfect addition. Get the recipe here.

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Strawberry RumChata Shake

Honestly, this is more like a frozen strawberry daiquiri than a milkshake and that's a good thing. Get the recipe here and don't forget the whipped cream!

Espresso RumChata Martini

Are espresso martinis still a thing? They should be, especially when you add RumChata. Get the recipe here.

Mississippi Mud Pie Martini

A favorite Southern dessert in a drinkable form? Yes, please. Get the recipe here.

Caramel Cinnamon Martini

This classy, creamy martini is perfect. Get the recipe here.

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Cocoa Snickerdoodle Martini

Another dessert in a glass (and the garnish is +1000). Get the recipe here.

Coconut Snowflake

This cocktail is perfect for any winter gathering. Get the recipe here.

Abominable Snowman

This cocktail is just delightful. It's blue cream soda and RumChatta, and so much fun to drink. Get the recipe here.

RumChata Root Beer Floats

This RumChata drink is a root beer float without the vanilla ice cream, but it's still perfect. Get the recipe here.

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Lemon Cake Cocktail

The lemon, spices and cream all mesh nicely in this drink. Get the recipe here.

Drunken Pumpkin Latte

This is how you should do your PSL from now on. Get the recipe here.

Key Lime Pie Martini

This RumChta drink is tasty and pretty! Get the recipe here.

Tiramisu Martini

Any Rumchata drink that is served with a cookie is fine by me. Get the recipe here.

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Pineapple Coconut RumChata Drink

Pineapple and coconut go really well together, but adding rum and spices makes it a party. Get the recipe here.

Unicorn Martini

Yes, this cocktail is more about the candy than the RumChata. But it's such a fun drink! Get the recipe here.

Snow Bunny Cocktail

There aren't enough hot cocktails in the world; this RumChata drink is a nice addition. Get the recipe here.

RumChata Spiked Coffee

You could simply spike your coffee with RumChata. Or you could make this most excellent drink and turn the buzz on your spiked coffee way up. Get the recipe here for your cocktail shaker.

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Finagren's Irish Coffee

The same idea applies here, but with Irish whiskey. Get the recipe here.

Hot Buttered RumChata

If hot buttered rum is good, then hot buttered RumChata must be even better. Get the recipe here.

RumChata Chai Latte

If you like milk in your tea, you need to try the RumChata version of chai. Get the recipe here.

Milk Mustache

Mixing Scotch and cream liqueur isn't that odd. The cream and whisky balance each other out, so you get a mellow and sweet burn. Get the recipe here.

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RumChata Cider Cocktail

A perfect fall drink. Don't forget to sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on top! Get the recipe here.

Chocolate Cream Pie Martini

Chocolate and cream and like peanut butter and jelly; they just go together. So does this RumChata drink. Get the recipe here.

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