Creamy Vanilla Rumchata Martini Recipe

Looking for a delicious and creamy cocktail? This easy Rumchata Martini recipe is perfect for any occasion!

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The Rumchata Martini will transport you to tropical destination (or at least, make you want to travel to one)

With cinnamon and vanilla and caramel notes, you might find yourself prepping a second (or even third!) round of this insanely delicious Rumchata Martini. 

top view of a glass of Rumchata Martini

What is Rumchata? Is It the Same as Baileys?

Rumchata is a “distant” cousin of Baileys. It is similar but not the same.

Rumchata is a cream liqueur made with a base of Caribbean rum with cinnamon and vanilla notes.

Baileys also has a creamy consistency but is made with Irish whiskey. And it does not have the final cinnamon kick to it. 

Ironically, Rumchata’s bottle states the quote “Horchata con Ron”. However, it doesn’t actually contain any horchata and is only inspired by the Spanish and Mexican horchata drinks.

And being that it is a rum, it surprisingly does not originate from the Caribbean or Mexico but was invented in Wisconsin by a man named Tom Maas.

Does the Rumchata Martini Have Anything in Common With the Classic Martini Drink or the Martini Brand of Vermouth?

No, the Rumchata Martini has the “martini” surname because it is served in the classic martini glass!

But aside from this, it doesn’t contain any Martini Vermouth or have anything in common with the classic Martini cocktail. 

It tastes similar to a cross between snickerdoodle and horchata so it pairs well with snickerdoodle cookies, cinnamon sugar donuts or cinnamon churros with chocolate chili sauce.

ingredients used to make a Rumchata Martini

What Ingredients Do You Need to Make a Rumchata Martini?

Rumchata liqueur 

Caramel vodka 

Caramel syrup —  Can be substituted with caramel sauce, but syrup will stick better

Cinnamon sugar — To rim the martini glass

 
adding ingredients in a cocktail shaker for the Rumchata Martini

How to Make a Rumchata Martini

1 — Add the Rumchata and caramel vodka into a cocktail shaker filled 3/4 high with crushed ice. 

2 — Shake well for 1 minute or until chilled.

prepping the glass for the Rumchata Martini

3 — Prep the glass: 

Swirl caramel syrup inside the glass.

In a small bowl or plate with caramel syrup, dip the glass into the syrup until the brim is completely covered. 

In a second small bowl or plate with cinnamon sugar, dip the glass into the sugar until the syrup border is completely covered.

4 — Pour the chilled cocktail mix into the glass, straining the ice. Garnish with a paper umbrella and serve immediately. 

cocktail shaker and jigger for the Rumchata Martini

Notes and Tips

— We recommend chilling the martini glass in advance for at least 15 minutes. 

— Serve with the crushed ice used in the cocktail shaker. Or add more crushed ice, or even no ice at all.

— If you prefer it frozen, make the Rumchata Martini in a blender with a lot of crushed ice to create a frothy iced texture. 

a glass of Rumchata Martini with a paper umbrella garnish

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Rumchata Martini Recipe

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5 from 2 votes
Looking for a delicious and creamy cocktail? This easy Rumchata Martini recipe is perfect for any occasion!
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cocktails

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Rumchata liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz caramel vodka
  • 1 1/2 tsp caramel syrup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon sugar 1 1/2 tsp sugar + 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • Ice

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.03g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg
Servings: 1
Calories: 295kcal

Notes

  • We recommend chilling the martini glass in advance for at least 15 minutes. 
  • You can serve the drink with the crushed ice used in the cocktail shaker. Or add more crushed ice, or even no ice at all.
  • If you prefer it frozen, make the Rumchata Martini in a blender with a lot of crushed ice to create a frothy iced texture.

Instructions

  • Add the Rumchata and caramel vodka into a cocktail shaker filled 3/4 high with crushed ice. 
  • Shake well for 1 minute or until chilled.
  • Prep the glass: Swirl caramel syrup inside the glass.
    In small bowl or plate with caramel syrup, dip the glass into the syrup until the brim is completely covered. 
    In a second small bowl or plate with cinnamon sugar, dip the glass into the sugar until the syrup border is completely covered.
  • Pour the chilled cocktail mix into the glass straining the ice.
  • Pour the chilled cocktail mix into the glass, straining the ice. Garnish with a paper umbrella and serve immediately. 
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