Horchata is a very popular type of drink called agua fresca that is enjoyed throughout Mexico. There are many variations; some use chufa or tiger nuts, sesame seeds, barley, or even cantaloupe seeds. Horchata complements the spiciness of Mexican food and refreshes during hot weather. Make a batch to go with your Mexican-inspired menu to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Hispanic Heritage Month, or any day of the year. This recipe contains no dairy, so it won’t spoil if it sits out for a little while -- perfect for picnics!
What You Need:
- 1 cup long grain rice (raw)
- 4 cups water
- ¼ cup sugar, or more, to taste
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon