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Cinco de Mayo – Watermelon Mint Horchata

Watermelon Mint Horchata

Margarita’s are Mexico’s national cocktail. When you plan a fiesta they are the star’s. Horchata¬†is what you drink the day after to cure the hangover. so in anticipation of partying this weekend for Cinco de Mayo; I am posting a hangover cure.

Besides being a hangover cure it’s also a cooling refreshing drink for hot summer days. Watermelon and mint add to the traditional cinnamon and rice recipe.Plain cinnamon and rice tastes just as good though watermelon and mint add tropical twist to the classic.

Give it a try this weekend – it’s a tasty non alcoholic alternative for your Mexican themed party!

Watermelon Mint Horchata Recipe
Serves 4

  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 2 tablespoon pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup watermelon pieces
  • Handful mint leaves

1.Soak  rice, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon stick for 4 -6 hours in 2 cups water.

2.Grind the soaked mix, sugar, watermelon and mint with 2 more cups of water. Strain. Add 1 cup of water. Refrigerate for couple of hours.

3.Serve chilled over ice with some watermelon wedges and mint leaves.

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