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

Rumchata recipe

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

Ready made Horchata mixes


gary on December 19, 2014:

how about rum chata eggnog?

shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on September 04, 2013:

Thanks for the comment :)

Jason Benedict from Boca Raton, Florida on September 04, 2013:

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

shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on May 05, 2013:

Cheers to you as well!

Alex Munkachy from Honolulu, Hawaii on May 05, 2013:


shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on March 30, 2013:

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

Redberry Sky on March 30, 2013:

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 :)

shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on February 26, 2013:

LOLOL! Thanks, Torilynn! =).

torrilynn on February 25, 2013:

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

shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on February 25, 2013:

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

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on February 25, 2013:

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

shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on February 25, 2013:

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

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 25, 2013:

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

shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on February 24, 2013:


shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on February 24, 2013:

One of my fav drinks hamds down

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 24, 2013:

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

shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on February 15, 2013:

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 =)

Brett C from Asia on February 14, 2013:

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.

Shared, pinned, tweeted, up and useful.

shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on January 21, 2013:

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

StrictlyQuotes from Australia on January 21, 2013:

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

shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on October 30, 2012:

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

Kelley Marks from Sacramento, California on October 30, 2012:

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!

shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on June 04, 2012:

No problem! It's definitely good stuff!

Karre Schaefer from Eskridge, Kansas on June 04, 2012:

yummy, gonna try this over the weekend. Thanks!

shin_rocka04 (author) from Maryland on June 03, 2012:

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 =).

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on June 03, 2012:

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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