Drink to Cinco de Mayo with an Adult-Friendly Horchata!

As most of you already know, no Cinco de Mayo is complete without ah-mazing food that this holiday is known for. And while guacamole, margaritas, and tacos are always a win in our books, we’re huge fans of Horchata, too! Creamy, cinnamon-y, and full of flavor, traditional Horchata does not include alcohol, but this year, we’re changing that!

Ready to amp up your Cinco de Mayo? Read on for our take on traditional Horchata! Hint: this spiked drink is a fiesta must-have!

Cinco de Mayo: Adult-Friendly Horchata

What you’ll need:

1 cup rice

¾ cup blanched almonds

1 ½ cinnamon sticks

¼ cup condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup dark rum

cinnamon for garnish

What to do:

Soak the rice, almonds, and cinnamon sticks overnight in 4 cups hot water. The next morning, pour the soaked ingredients and liquid into a blender and blend until smooth. This could take up to 5 minutes. Strain the mixture into your favorite pitcher with a strainer. Add the condensed milk and vanilla and stir. Add the rum. Mix well, and serve over ice. Garnish with ground cinnamon and enjoy!


What do you think of this Horchata recipe? Are you inspired to serve it up at your Cinco de Mayo party?

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