Truth be told, I really didn’t know what to call this drink. At home I call it a “latte cocktail” but if I could, I’d call it “my new favorite drink ever”. If you’re a fan of a good cinnamon latte, this is the grown-up, after-dinner version! A little cinnamon, a little nuttiness, and a splash of cream– just for an extra indulgence! Made with Rumchata, Kahula, and Frangelico, this cocktail packs a secret punch but trust me, you’ll love it.
Let’s Talk Alcohol
What is rumchata?
Rumchata is a liqueur similar to Bailey’s Irish Cream that has a subtle cinnamon flavor. It’s inspired by Horchata, a drink typically made from rice, almonds, cinnamon, sugar, and water. If you’ve never had Rumchata (or Horchata), I think it tastes similar to Cinnamon Toast Crunch– but in booze form.
Substitution: Bailey’s Irish Cream + 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
What is frangelico?
Frangelico is an Italian hazelnut flavored liqueur. It’s warm, nutty, and helps enhance the cinnamon and coffee flavors in the drink.
what is kahlua?
Kahlua is a coffee flavored liqueur from Mexico. It tastes like a boozy shot of espresso– with a rich flavor and slight nuttiness.
Substitute: Espresso or Strong Black Coffee — I suggest Decaf!
Let’s Make a Cocktail
Step one: Kahlua
Step three: Rumchata
Step two: Frangelico
Step four: Cream
Boozy Rumchata Latte
- 1 oz Kahlua
- 1/2 oz Frangelico
- 1 oz Rumchata
- 1/2 oz Cream or milk
- Add all the ingredients to a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir and serve.
- Alternately, add all the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass.