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4.75 from 4 votes

Berry Horchata

This Berry Horchata is a fun twist on the classic Mexican drink! Fresh berries, rice, cinnamon, and sugar skull sugar cubes make this a great addition to your Día de Muertos celebrations!
Prep Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs
Course: Drink
Servings: 10 cups
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

Sugar Cubes:

  • 1 cup Zulka Pure Cane Sugar
  • 1 tsp Water

Horchata:

  • 1 cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick broken up a bit
  • 8 cups Water divided
  • 2 cups Fresh Berries of choice Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Blackberry
  • 1/2 cup Zulka Pure Cane Sugar
  • Cinnamon for garnish
  • Cinnamon Sticks for garnish

Instructions

Sugar Cubes:

  • Combine sugar and water in a small bowl and press into Sugar Skull molds, let set overnight to take shape.

Horchata:

  • Add rice, cinnamon stick, and 4 cups water to a blender and pulse until a coarse mix forms.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and add remaining water, let soak for 3 hours.
  • Add back into blender in two batches, adding a cup of berries to each, blending until a smooth fine puree forms.
  • Strain mixture through a cheesecloth into a large pitcher.
  • Stir in sugar and place in the fridge to chill before serving.
  • Garnish with Cinnamon and Cinnamon Stick and a Sugar Skull Sugar Cubes for serving.