I’ve clearly missed the Cinco de Mayo train, but this is definitely worth a late post. I love horchata and this recipe is so fun!
What you’ll need:
• Cheese cloth
• 5 cups of water
• 1/2-3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
• 1/2 pound skinless almonds
• Pinch of salt
• Half lemon
• 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
• Cinnamon stick to garnish
Start by grinding the almonds into a fine powder. Really give them the business.
Then put your 5 cups of water into a bowl and add a pinch of salt...
And the half lemon, sliced up.
Then pour the almond meal in and give it a little stir.
Allow the mixture to sit for two hours, unrefridgerated.
Drape your cheese cloth over a large bowl and strain the mixture a couple times to remove all the bits of almond.
Stir in the sugar and cinnamon until the sugar’s dissolved. Depending on how sweet you like it, 1/2 cup may be enough. Give it a taste - if not, add the last 1/4 cup.
(adapted from source)