Forget the typical, boring and sugar-loaded margaritas. This Cinco de Mayo, break out an original classic to celebrate the day - the Iced Horchata. Cold drink recipes like this are a contemporary spin on a classic Mexican summer beverage. This delightfully refreshing version features rice and cinnamon, and is a great make-ahead drink for entertaining on this festive holiday.
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Chilling Time2 hr
- 4 cups hot water
- 1 cup white rice, rinsed and drained
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup Coffee-mate Natural Bliss Sweet Cream
- 4 ounces spiced rum (optional)
- ice cubes
- ground cinnamon to taste
Combine water, rice and cinnamon sticks in large bowl; cool. Cover; refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
Remove cinnamon sticks. Spoon rice into food processor or blender (reserve soaking liquid); cover. Process on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Add reserved soaking liquid and sugar; process for 2 minutes.
Strain mixture through a cheesecloth or fine sieve into a pitcher, pressing the rice solids until only a dry paste remains; discard paste. Stir Coffee-mate and rum into mixture.
Serve over ice. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
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