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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.
Ingredients for Horchata
- Sugar - 1-1,5 stack.
- Water - 7 stack.
- The lime zest
- Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp.
- Almonds - 1 Cup.
- Figure - 8 tbsp.
Step by step instruction of cooking Horchata
Figure grind in a blender or coffee grinder as much as possible.
The smaller figure will be, the better you will get the horchata.
Pour ground rice into a large jar or pitcher, add the almonds, zest and cinnamon.
Pour 3 cups of hot water, cover and leave overnight.
The next day pour the mixture into the blender and blend again until the mixture became so smooth as possible. Add 2 cups of water and whisk again so everything is well blended.
Strain the horchata through a thick cloth. Add another 2 cups of water, vanilla and sugar to taste. Cover and leave in the fridge to cool.
When I took a drink from the fridge, I noticed that a precipitate has formed, and again filtered it.
Serve over ice.