Horchata, horchata (Spanish horchata), orchata (cat. orxata) — the name of several kinds of soft drinks made from almonds, sesame seeds, rice, barley, or chufa tubercles. There is a legend according to which the king of Aragon, first tasted horchata in Valencia, asked what it was. Girl, ponessa drink, said it was "milk of the chufa" (llet de xufa). The king exclaimed: "Aco no es llet, aco es OR, XATA!" (It is not milk, it's gold, beautiful!). These words, allegedly, was the name of the drink :) horchata is prepared from various grains or nuts, with milk or without, sometimes with flavored types of vanilla and cinnamon. I suggest to try the horchata in Mexican, which is made from rice and almonds with the addition of cinnamon and vanilla. The drink is an unusual taste, fragrant and sweet, refreshing.