Horchata

 
Horchata

July 8th 2013By Tamar Genger MA, RD

Horchata is a beverage made from ground nuts, seeds and/or grains usually mixed with cinnamon and other spices and served over ice. I prefer it a little thicker with a lot of cinnamon. There will be little bits of the rice and nuts that settle to the bottom. I like it this way and enjoy the little chunkiness of the drink enjoyed through a straw, but if you want it clear of sediment, you can strain again with an extra layer of cheesecloth.