Rum-infused Horchata

The latest craze seems to be “Rumchata”-like drinks. Which is a rum-infused Mexican horchata.

So if you are craving a sweet libation and like the flavor of creamy rice pudding, this dessert cocktail just might be right up your alley.

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked long grain rice
8 cups warm water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 ounces Captain Morgan spiced rum per glass
Grated fresh nutmeg, for garnish

Directions:

In a medium-sized bowl, combine rice and warm water and set aside for 30-60 minutes. Drain the rice through a sieve, retaining the water. Transfer rice to a food processor or blender with 1/2 cup of the retained water. Add the cinnamon, and blend on high for 2 minutes, or until a smooth paste forms. Transfer the paste to bowl with the retained water and whisk well. Let the mixture stand for 2-4 hours, whisking occasionally.
Strain the rice milk through a fine sieve into a jug or bowl. Add the milk, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and blend well. Pour horchata into glasses filled with ice, leaving space at the top for rum. Mix in 2 ounces spiced rum per glass. Sprinkle with fresh nutmeg, if desired.

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