Mexican Cannabis Horchata

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By: Rachel Garland

The first time I tasted horchata (pronounced “or-cha-ta”) it was love at first sip.

If you've never tried this sweet and refreshing beverage, it's high time you did. Horchata is a staple south of the border. This delicious treat is made with rice, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla. In fact, despite horchata's creamy appearance, it's completely dairy-free.

I've combined this Mexican classic with cannabis for a truly dank drink. 

🍃 Prep time: 5 minutes prep, 25 minutes cook time 

🍴 Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients for Mexican Cannabis Horchata:

  • 2 cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • 7 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup sugar OR ½ cup pitted dates (only for sugar-free option)
  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (more to garnish)
  • 1-2 tsp. (10ml) of cannabis tincture per serving
  • Optional: ½ cup blanched almonds

Directions:

In a blender add rice, blanched almonds (optional), and 3 cups water

Blend the mixture until it reaches a fine consistency.

Next, pour the mix into a bowl and add vanilla and cinnamon sticks. 

Let this sit for a minimum of 8hrs. (Note: it should be covered)

Using a cheesecloth (or mesh sieve), strain the mixture over a large bowl. Add ½ cup of water to help remove some of the grittiness. 

After straining, add ½ cup sugar and stir.

Next, add 4 cups of water. Stir thoroughly.

Add 1-2 tsp. (10ml) of cannabis tincture per serving

Serve with ice and garnish with cinnamon sticks. 

Sugar Free Option Directions:

In a blender add rice, pitted dates, blanched almonds (optional), and 3 cups water

Blend the mixture until it reaches a fine consistency.

Next, pour the mix into a bowl and add vanilla and cinnamon sticks. 

Let this sit for a minimum of 8hrs. (Note: It should be covered)

Using a cheesecloth (or mesh sieve), strain the mixture over a large bowl. Add ½ cup of water to help remove some of the grittiness. 

After straining, add ½ cup sugar and stir.

Next, add 4 cups of water. Stir thoroughly.

Add 1-2 tsp. (10ml) of cannabis tincture per serving

Serve with ice and garnish with cinnamon sticks. 

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            Rachel Garland

          Rachel Garland

AUTHOR: RACHEL GARLAND

Rachel Garland is the founder of Women of Cannabiz. A professional cannabis writer and educator – she is dedicated to empowering women in combining passion and purpose in the cannabis industry. Rachel is currently based in Mexico but travels to other places with palm trees frequently.