Many casual drinkers don't realize that Rum Chata isn't based off of Rum at all! It's actually a portmanteau of the spirit being both a rum base and Horchata, a very popular drink in Spain. Horchata is absolutely delicious and is a drink made with a rice water base that has a very strong cinnamon taste.
Our recipe for Horchata requires the following ingredients:
A cup of rice
1 cups of milk
4 cups of water
1/2 a tsp of vanilla extract
A cinnamon stick and a cup of sugar.
Put the rice, 4 cups of water, sugar and cinnamon stick in a blender. Leave overnight. Blend until smooth, strain out the rice, then stir the rice water with the milk, sugar and vanilla over night. Strain through a cheese cloth and serve with a nutmeg/cinnamon garnish.
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