Nothing marks a holiday celebration more than a Rumchata Drink!

This Rumchata cocktail is an adult version of a classic snickerdoodle cookie in a cocktail form. A cross between a cinnamon vanilla milkshake and buttered rum, make this drink anytime you want to get the party started!

glasses of Snickerdoodle Cocktail

A Holiday Favorite

Everyone loves special holiday drinks that are unique, delicious, and wonderful for raising a toast or two!

Rumchata is a specialty liqueur that tastes almost like Bailey’s Irish Cream, but it has more of a creamy caramel flavor.

It’s not only perfect to serve over ice, but it makes for a wonderful splash in hot or cold coffee drinks, too!

For a hot beverage, just add the liqueurs to warmed milk and top with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick for stirring!

adding final ingredients to glass to make a Snickerdoodle Cocktail

Ingredients and Variations

LIQUEURS The perfect Snickerdoodle cocktail has just the right balance of Rumchata, Amaretto, & Buttershots!

DAIRY Whole milk is called for here, but coconut milk will add a more tropical flavor profile to the drink! During the holidays, it’s all about presentation!

FLAVOR Cinnamon, simple syrup, and a cinnamon stick for garnish complete this holiday drink!

DECORATIONS Dip the rim of a martini glass (or cocktail glass of your choice) in cinnamon sugar and create your own fun and festive Rumchata cocktail! Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick for decoration.

How to Make a Snickerdoodle Rumchata Cocktail

It’s easy to make ‘cookie cocktails’, you just need a few ingredients!

  1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker with Rumchata, milk, Amaretto, and Buttershots. Close and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  2. Pour simple syrup into a shallow bowl and dip the rim of the cocktail glass in the syrup and then in another shallow bowl of cinnamon sugar to coat the rim.
  3. Strain into the prepared glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Serve immediately to your guest!

Snickerdoodle Cocktail in a shaker

Tips for Success

  • For best cocktail results, we advise you to pre-chill the glasses either in the refrigerator or the freezer before rimming them in simple syrup and sugar.
  • Keep the RumChata, milk, Amaretto, Buttershots, and Vodka (if desired) chilled before using as well. A Snickerdoodle Cocktail tastes best when it is cold and refreshing!
  • Smaller pieces of crushed ice not only chill the mixture while it’s being shaken, but can also be poured into the glass as well for a super cold, super sweet, holiday celebration beverage!

pouring Snickerdoodle Cocktail in a rimmed glass

Delicious Holiday Drinks

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Snickerdoodle Cocktail (with RumChata)

This creamy cocktail tastes like snickerdoodle cookies or a cinnamon vanilla milkshake. It's made with RumChata, Amaretto, milk, and Buttershots that give it that irresistible cookie essence!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
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  • Ice
  • 1 ½ ounces RumChata
  • 1 ounce whole milk
  • ½ ounce Amaretto Liqueur
  • ½ ounce Buttershots
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup for rim
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar for rim
  • cinnamon stick for garnish


  • Add ice to a cocktail shaker and pour in the RumChata, milk, Amaretto, and Buttershots. Cover and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
  • Dip the rim of a cocktail glass in the simple syrup and then in the cinnamon sugar, moving it around to coat.
  • Strain the drink into the prepared cocktail glass, garnish with a cinnamon stick, and serve immediately.


This is also really delicious hot with an additional 4 ounces of milk and topped with whipped cream. Heat the milk on the stove and then add in the liquor
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 381 | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 65g | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Beverage, Drink, Drinks
Cuisine American
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