Horchata Margaritas Recipe

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Horchata margaritas are the perfect drink for celebrating the holidays! Cozy and creamy, you’ll love sipping them fireside.

‘Tis the season for margaritas!

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The way things are going for me, ‘tis the season for just about any cocktail. You could hand me a Busch Light at this point, and I wouldn’t even flinch. My kids presents aren’t wrapped, shopping isn’t finished, and the other day I actually Googled, “People Who Do All the Christmas Things For You,” only to realize that that is only a service that exists for rich people, not someone like me who utilizes my bank’s overdraft protection on a regular basis.

So, margs? Yes. I’ll take several.

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I have loved horchata for years — our town has a small Mexican ice cream shop that also serves agua frescas. The first time I asked what the creamy white beverage was, the owner told me that it was “rice pudding drink.” Well. I LOVE rice pudding, so I was down with all of that immediately.

The only problem being that I continued to call “horchata,” “rice pudding drink,” until someone kindly pointed out to me that that is not it’s proper name, just something that is told to clueless white ladies like myself.

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Whoopsie doopsies.

Last September, I saw horchata margaritas on the menu of a restaurant in Epcot’s Mexico. I love margaritas, I love horchata — I am fairly certain that this whole situation was a fate-type deal. And of course after trying one (or three, who are we kidding), I knew I had to recreate it at home!

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While margaritas aren’t typically considered a winter beverage, this creamy, cozy concoction is a total cold-weather go. It starts with homemade rice milk, but don’t let that scare you! I am totally lazy most days, and this was no big deal at all. Blend with some sweetened condensed milk, some spices and tequila, and you’ve got yourself a Friday night.

Or a Monday. Just being honest.

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Horchata Margaritas Recipe

    1 Servings


For the Horchata:
  • 1 cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 14 ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk
For the Horchata Margaritas:
  • 4 ounces Horchata
  • 2 ounces RumChata
  • 2 ounces Silver Tequila
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk, and Cinnamon Sugar, for rimming the glass, optional


  1. In the pitcher of your blender, combine rice, 2 cups water, and ground cinnamon.  Pulse just until the rice is broken up into smaller chunks. Place the blender pitcher covered in the refrigerator for several hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Add 2 cups of water and sweetened condensed milk to the blender. Blend on high until as smooth as possible. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the horchata into a pitcher.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, combine horchata,  Rumchata, and silver tequila. Shake with ice and strain into a glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar and filled with ice.


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Author: Kristan Roland
Recipe Yields: 1 drink
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 190 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 432
Calories 2399

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54g
  Saturated Fat 32g
Sodium 744mg
Total Carbohydrate 367g
  Dietary Fiber 6g
  Sugars 304g
Protein 49g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristan Roland

About Kristan

Kristan is known for her candy creations and hilarity on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. We know where her true genius is, though: fanciful fanatical cupcake and cake creations!

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