The Horchatini Winter Cocktail

A drink recipe

A Horchatini cocktail, topped with cinnamon.

For those of you who find eggnog to be a bit too rich, the Horchatini is the perfect alternative for a holiday drink. Mixed with horchata, the classic Mexican beverage made from rice, it is light and refreshing. With a dash of cinnamon and a splash of rum, it offers classic holiday flavors perfect for sipping by the fireplace or with dessert. Because horchata can be made in a bigger batch, this is also a really easy cocktail to serve at your holiday party! We make our horchata in house (there are hundreds of really good authentic recipes online), but you can also buy it bottled. No matter which way you go, this sweet and and creamy beverage is a hit this season! Stop in for one at the Roadhouse, or make your own at home.

Horchatini Recipe

For the cinnamon syrup:

Yields 3 1/2 cups

  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

In a small sauce pot add water and cinnamon and bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, and strain out cinnamon sticks. Bring water back to a boil, add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.

For the cocktail:

Yields one glass

  • Horchata 2.5oz
  • Meyers Dark Rum .75oz 
  • Goslings Black Seal Rum .75oz
  • Cinnamon syrup .25oz

Stir all ingredients over ice, strain into martini glass. Add a dash of cinnamon.