Pumpkin And Rum Horchata Recipe

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This scrumptious pumpkin and rum horchata have all the spicy, deep fall flavors a pumpkin cocktail should, and it’s delicious to sip while the weather is cooling down!

shot of rum horchata in a glass - almond milk, dark rum, vanilla extract

Inspired by cozy fall flavors, we came up with a pumpkin and rum horchata recipe that perfectly rings in the autumn season. It has all the spicy, deep fall flavors a pumpkin cocktail should, and it’s delicious to sip while the weather cools down!

Traditionally, horchata can be made in several ways and with different ingredients.

Typically, in Mexico, it’s rice milk-based, which is what we did for our rum horchata recipe, but we also added coconut cream too. If apples are more of your vibe, you’ll love our amazing Apple Cider Cocktail! Enjoy!

What Is Horchata?

Horchata (pronounced or-CHAH-tah) is a Mexican drink made with rice and is flavored with cinnamon and sweetened with sugar. The rice, sometimes along with some nuts or seeds, is ground and mixed with water to make a milky-looking drink.

It is served over ice as a cooling beverage in Mexico’s hot climate. This rum horchata has the added kick of alcohol and a warming pumpkin spice hit, perfect for fall!

Horchata tastes like a finely blended rice pudding, and the most common version has that cinnamon flavor. It is always sweet.

top down shot of rum horchata in a glass - dark rum, ice cubes, spiced rum, cream liqueur

How To Make Pumpkin And Rum Horchata

Ingredients

Long Grain White Rice

Water

Cinnamon Sticks

Pumpkin Puree

Coconut Cream, Shake Before Using

Pumpkin Pie Spice – We love our homemade version of pumpkin spice that you can make too

Sugar

Vanilla

Rum

1 — In a blender, add 1 cup long-grain white rice and 2 cups water. Blend on high until the rice is incredibly fine, about 2 minutes. Add in 5 cinnamon sticks and 3 more cups of water and cover. Place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

2 — The next day, remove the cinnamon sticks and strain the rice through a cheesecloth into a large pitcher. You can squeeze the cloth tightly to get all of the milk out.

3 — Combine the pumpkin, coconut cream, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla in a medium saucepan on low heat and melt all of the ingredients together. Stir constantly so the coconut cream and sugar can melt, creating a super-smooth texture. Wait until it’s at a lukewarm temperature before adding to the rice milk.

4 — Add the pumpkin sauce to the rice milk and stir really well. You can strain this mixture through cheesecloth again to get it super fine, but we don’t mind the consistency. This is a personal preference, so taste test first and try it out before adding the rum!

5 — Stir often to keep the flavors mixed! Also, garnish the rum horchata with a cinnamon stick, which works great as an individual stir stick too! Yum!

Which Milk To Use In This Rum Horchata?

This rum horchata is good with regular or almond milk if you prefer. Rice milk has a distinct taste to it, so you have to enjoy that flavor. Otherwise, I recommend using different milk.

We made the it for this recipe by soaking long-grain white rice in water. If you’re in a hurry and can’t wait for it to soak overnight, just use store-bought milk!

Pumpkin And Rum Horchata – A Great Batch Cocktail.

This rum horchata recipe makes 12 servings, and it’s a great make-ahead cocktail, perfect for thanksgiving or fall parties.

It’s a lovely and creamy alternative to the usual cocktails that get served around this time of year! Depending on which type of milk you use, it can keep in the fridge for around 4 days.

Top Tips For Making Pumpkin And Rum Horchata

— Make sure to blend until the rice is incredibly fine.

— Make sure to let your pumpkin and rum horchata mix sit and refrigerate for 24 hours.

— Wait until your mixture is lukewarm before adding the rice milk.

— Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

close up of drink being poured into a glass - coconut milk, ice cubes, vanilla extract, spiced rum, cream liqueur

Conclusion

So, if you’re looking for a delicious pumpkin cocktail to cozy up with this autumn, look no further than our pumpkin and rum horchata!

And as a spice pumpkin fan, you’re sure to enjoy this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Recipe.

But if you’re looking for an easy dessert to entertain, this Pumpkin Spice Affogato is sure to please.

 It’s easy to make and will definitely satisfy your cravings for all things pumpkin. Cheers!

Check Out These Other Fall Cocktails

Hard Apple Cider Punch with Kombucha

How To Make A Manhattan Cocktail

An Easy Gin and Jam Cocktail

Apple Pie Sangria Recipe

Apple & Gin Autumn Cocktail by No Spoon Necessary

Maple Honeycrisp Bourbon Cocktail by The Chunky Chef

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Spiked pumpkin horchata

Spiked Pumpkin Horchata Recipe

This has all the spicy, deep fall flavors a pumpkin cocktail should and it's delicious to sip while the weather is cooling down!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
refrigerate: 1 day
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 410kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 5 cups water
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups coconut cream, shake before using
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 ounces rum

Instructions

  • In a blender, add 1 cup long grain white rice and 2 cups water. Blend on high until the rice is incredibly fine, about 2 minutes. Add in 5 cinnamon sticks and 3 more cups of water and cover. Place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  • The next day, remove the cinnamon sticks and strain the rice through a cheesecloth into a large pitcher. You can squeeze the cloth tightly to get all of the milk out.
  • Combine the pumpkin, coconut cream, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in a medium sauce pan on low heat and melt all of the ingredients together. Stir constantly so the coconut cream and sugar can melt, creating a super smooth texture. Wait until it’s a lukewarm temperature before adding to the rice milk.
  • Add the pumpkin sauce to the rice milk and stir really well. You can strain this mixture through a cheesecloth again to get it super fine, but we personally don’t mind the consistency. This is personal preference, so taste test first and try it out before adding the rum!
  • Stir often to keep the flavors mixed together! Also, garnish with a cinnamon stick, which works great as an individual stir stick too! Yum!

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 5520IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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