Spiked Horchata Mother’s Milk Cocktail


Spiked Horchata Mother’s Milk Cocktail

When I was a little girl I could not get enough of Horchata. I was obsessed with the process. I would storm into the kitchen in my parent’s restaurant, throw my back pack wherever it landed because I knew that they purposely waited until I got there. They probably weren’t waiting for me but somehow, I always arrived at the right time. The cooks would toast the cinnamon, Moro seeds, rice on the flat grill, blend it and then pass it through a cheese cloth. I thought it was the coolest thing. I would move my little hand vigorously and push the paste through the mesh, add a little water, and again push the paste through the cheese cloth mesh. It was a magical experience.

You can imagine my surprise when I was introduced to Rumchata. It is the adult version of horchata! I was floored. It tasted just like the horchata we made as a child. Except that it has rum and of course induced all my reembrace of my youthful days in that kitchen.

“RumChata’s ingredients are hand selected from all around the world. It’s not easy crafting the best tasting cream liqueur in the Universe, but it’s a challenge we’ve taken head on” according to their website. www.rumchata.com

Oh baby, you are so right. Mother’s milk for grownups. It is made with Caribbean Rum and the finest cream of Wisconsin. I’m sharing a simple recipe for you to try at home for your summer cocktail parties. Only this time your Horchata is for grownups. Salud Amigos!

Mother’s Milk Cocktail

Author Chef Rosie O’Connor


  • 1 oz.  Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire
  • 2oz. of Rumchata
  • 1 oz. sugar
  • 1oz cinnamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Ice
  • Rocks glass


Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small plate and set aside. Wet the rim with the glass with a bit of water and place the rim on the cinnamon mixer. Fill the glass with ice to the top. Pour the Fireball Whiskey and Rumchata over the glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. Stir and enjoy.

About Chef Rosie O’Connor

Rosie O’Connor is the chef owner of Provecho Grill in Menifee and Xicana (coming soon). She is a Food Writer for Menifee Buzz and Valley News. She is also the winner of Farmer’s Market Flip, Season One, Episode One.

Chef Rosie offers cooking classes, cocktail mixology lessons and private dinners that celebrate foods from every region of Mexico.

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