Boozy Rum Horchata


Two glasses of our Boozy Horchata recipe

Remember that date-sweetened horchata we made last week? Yeah, you’re gonna wanna snag that from your fridge again. I have something boozy for you today.

Bottles of alcohol for making Boozy Horchata

As with our vodka root beer floats, a little taste testing was necessary to determine which liquor best suits the flavors and texture of horchata. Because horchata is a bit thinner and has a distinct, sweet taste, rum and Kahlua (coffee + rum liqueur) were the top pairings. Either will work here, it just depends on if you like coffee. If a boozy, coffee-infused drink sounds good to you, go for Kahlua all the way. If not, stick with any dark rum.

Shaker lid filled with rum

Pouring an Horchata Cocktail from a shaker

This cocktail is incredibly easy to throw together. It consists of just three ingredients: Horchata + a little extra almond milk for creaminess + a shot of rum. A shaker isn’t necessary, I just wanted to give the photo a “pour” effect. It really works fine to just drop in your rum and give it a swirl. Cinco de Mayo or not, this cocktail is perfect for summertime gatherings and Mexican-inspired meals alike. Enjoy!

Top down shot of two glasses of our Vegan Boozy Horchata recipe

Boozy Rum Horchata

Healthier horchata made sweetened with dates and topped with a shot of rum or Kahlua!
Author Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 (drinks)
Course Beverage
Cuisine Mexican-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Month (as popsicles)
Does it keep? 2-3 Days


  • 1 1/2 cups horchata
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond, coconut, or rice milk
  • 2 ounces dark rum or Kahlua (2 ounces equals 4 Tbsp)
  • 8-10 ice cubes


  • Either add all ingredients to a shaker to combine, or simply divide horchata, almond milk, and rum between serving glasses, stir, and then add ice cubes.
  • To sweeten, add a drizzle of honey or agave nectar. To thicken, add almond milk. Easy peasy!


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 drinks Calories: 184 Carbohydrates: 19 g Protein: 2.6 g Fat: 3 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sugar: 17 g

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  1. dixya| Food, Pleasure, and Health says

    horchata is sooo happening this weekend – now the boozy part is making me more excited!!!