Spanish Milk Tea

By Alessandra Kelly

Horchata, a traditional Mexican drink, often consists of white rice soaked in water, then flavored with cinnamon and sweetened with granulated sugar. While many variations exist, the most common horchata includes regular milk.  The drink originated in Valencia, Spain in which the drink became popularized across Europe and South America.  

 Aside from the drink itself, the name, horchata, derives from the catalan word orxata, from ordiiata, as the drink was originally made from ordi, otherwise known as barley.

Nevertheless, the sweet drink proves to be extremely popular as the drink gained huge traction in Mexico! With the variation developed in Mexico, the recipe was then brought to the United States which you can purchase at a nearby grocery store or restaurant!