Horchata Spiked Latte

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Delicious notes of cinnamon gives this Horchata Spiked Latte a festive spiced flavor that is great any time of day!

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Horchata Spiced Latte

I’m pretty sure they will murder me for telling this story, but there was one Christmas in my 20’s that one of my family members had a little too much fun at a Christmas Eve party. There was a ton of silliness involved in that night– and a quite painful Christmas morning that involved scooting down the stairs on their backside to get up and open up Christmas presents, followed by a little spiked coffee to bring them back to life.

On the slow, snowy days surrounding Christmas and New Year’s, we love to start the festivities in the morning and sit and chat, play games, or just hang out and cook all day. This drink is the perfect pick-me up after a long holiday night- a little hair of the dog- for mornings when you literally Cant. Even. It’ll even help you soothe your pain from the night before and make scooting down the stairs a bit more memorable!

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How to make Horchata Spiked Latte

First you will want to assemble the following ingredients:

  • FUGU Horchata Vodka – you can find this at most liquor stores, it adds a nice alcoholic nature to the drink and adds that distinct Horchata flavor. 
  • Strong hot coffee – I recommend espresso for this. If you don’t want to make it you can use 2 tbsp of instant espresso powder and 2 tbsp of hot water. 
  • Warm milk – “latte” means milk and the warm frothed milk here will add a richness to the latte. You want to use whole milk if you can for the best foam. 
  • Whipped cream and Chocolate chips – these two garnishes will add a little pep and fun to your spiked latte. They are of course optional.

Once you have assembled your ingredients use this method

Combine. In a large mug combine the horchata vodka and coffee, stir well to combine.

Froth. Heat the milk and pump in a milk frother or French press until thick and tripled in size. Add over the coffee and vodka in the mug.

Garnish. Top the latte with the whipped cream and chocolate chips and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks for a perfect Horchata Spiked Latte

Read through these tips and tricks for a perfect Horchata Spiked Latte!

Make it virgin. You can make this a virgin Horchata Spiked Latte by using Horchata milk instead of regular milk and not adding the FUGU Horchata Vodka.

Use espresso. This will taste a lot better if you use espresso. If you don’t have an espresso machine, I like to use a stovetop moka pot. They are cheap and work perfectly. I use this one at home.

FAQs

Can I make this with non-dairy milk?

Yes, I would use almond or oat milk with this recipe since they will froth better which is ideal for a latte.

Can I make this decaf?

Yes, just use decaf coffee when making the espresso.

What to enjoy with you Horchata Spiked Latte

If you love this latte you should try my other favorites including pumpkin spice latte, spiked eggnog mocha, and chocolate moonshine mocha. I love to enjoy this with one of my favorite cookies, see below!

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Horchata Spiked Latte

Delicious notes of cinnamon gives this Horchata Spiked Latte a festive spiced flavor that is great any time of day!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword horchata, horchata espresso latte, horchata latte recipe, horchata spiked latte, latte, latte recipe, mexican latte, mexican spiced latte, spiced latte
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 oz
Calories 361kcal
Author Courtney ODell

Ingredients

  • 1 oz FUGU Horchata Vodka
  • 3 oz strong hot coffee or 2 oz espresso + 2 oz water
  • 2 oz warm milk frothed
  • Whipped cream to top
  • Chocolate chips to garnish

Instructions

  • In a large mug, combine horchata vodka and coffee, stir well.
  • Heat milk and pump in a milk frother until thick and tripled in size.
  • Add to mug over coffee and vodka.
  • Top with whipped cream and chocolate chips, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 40mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. Janet Thomas says:

    Really love your recipes—can’t wait to try them!