Horchata Margarita

This creamy, yet dairy-free cinnamon-spiced Horchata Margarita cocktail is spiked with tequila and almond liqueur and compliments Mexican food beautifully.

Two glasses filled with ice and horchata with tequila   

Horchata is one of my favorite agua frescas and every time I drink one I wonder what it would taste like with tequila. Well folks, I tried it, and holy moly, this horchata is amazing!

Traditionally, to make homemade horchata you need to soak and grind rice. Ain’t nobody got time for that, when a cocktail is in order. I made a simple horchata using vanilla rice milk, making this recipe dairy free, quick and easy.

To sweeten this horchata I made a simple syrup with water, sugar, cinnamon sticks, and cloves.

And then comes the magic – once the simple syrup is made and cooled it is combined with the rice milk, tequila, and a splash of almond liqueur.

A bottle of Exotico tequila and a glass of the drink and a shot of tequila

Exotico reposado tequila has hints of vanilla, dry fruit and spices, with a finish of oak and vanilla as well as hints of caramel and cinnamon. It’s as if this tequila was made for a horchata margarita.

Two glasses filled with horchata margarita and a side bowl of raw sugar and a cinnamon stick

This creamy, yet dairy-free cinnamon-spiced horchata cocktail is spiked with tequila and almond liqueur and compliments Mexican food beautifully.

Two glasses filled with horchata and a bottle of Exotico tequila against a black background

Horchata Margarita

This creamy, yet dairy-free cinnamon-spiced horchata cocktail is spiked with tequila and almond liqueur and compliments Mexican food beautifully.
Two glasses filled with ice and horchata with tequila
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote
Rate this Recipe »

Ingredients

Agua de Horchata:

Horchata Margarita:

  • 4 ounces cinnamon-infused simple syrup and rice milk
  • 2 ounces Exotico reqosado tequila
  • ½ ounce almond liqueur
  • Raw sugar for rim

Instructions

  • Agua de Horchata:
  • Bring water to a boil over high heat, add sugar and mix while it melts, about 1 minute. Remove from heat, add cinnamon sticks and cloves, cover, and let steep for about 30 minutes.
  • Discard cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  • In a mason jar combine cinnamon-infused simple syrup and rice milk.
  • Horchata Margarita:
  • Coat the rim of a glass with raw sugar, and set aside.
  • Add horchata, tequila, and liqueur to a shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake, and strain into prepared glass filled with ice. Garnish with ground cinnamon.

I’d love to see what you cook!

Tag #MUYBUENOCOOKING if you make this recipe.

Subscribe to Muy Bueno to get new recipes in your inbox and stay in touch on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

Photography by Jenna Sparks 

 

You Will Love These Recipes, Too:

 

This post is in partnership with Exotico. As always, thank you for reading and for supporting companies I partner with, which allows me to create more unique content and recipes for you. All opinions are always my own.

Horchata Magarita vertical collage with text overlay

Horchata Margarita

This creamy, yet dairy-free cinnamon-spiced horchata cocktail is spiked with tequila and almond liqueur and compliments Mexican food beautifully.
Two glasses filled with ice and horchata with tequila
Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes
Rate this Recipe »

Ingredients

Agua de Horchata:

Horchata Margarita:

  • 4 ounces cinnamon-infused simple syrup and rice milk
  • 2 ounces Exotico reqosado tequila
  • ½ ounce almond liqueur
  • raw sugar for rim

Instructions

Agua de Horchata:

  • Bring water to a boil over high heat, add sugar and mix while it melts about 1 minute. Remove from heat, add cinnamon sticks and cloves, cover, and let steep for about 30 minutes.
  • Discard cinnamon sticks and cloves.
  • In a mason jar combine cinnamon-infused simple syrup and rice milk.

Horchata Margarita:

  • Coat the rim of a glass with raw sugar, and set aside.
  • Add horchata, tequila, and liqueur to a shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake, and strain into prepared glass filled with ice. Garnish with ground cinnamon.

Notes

For this recipe, I recommend Exotico reposado tequila which has has hints of vanilla, dry fruit and spices, with a finish of oak and vanilla as well as hints of caramel and cinnamon. It’s as if this tequila was made for a horchata margarita.

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 45mg, Sugar: 50g, Calcium: 11mg

I’d love to see what you cook!

Tag #MUYBUENOCOOKING if you make this recipe.

Subscribe to Muy Bueno to get new recipes in your inbox and stay in touch on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.