Ever since Vampire Weekend’s last mega-awesome album, Contra, I’ve been wondering, What the hell IS horchata? (C’mon, admit that you have, too.) Well, during a trip to my local coffee shop, I noticed their chalkboard was wiped clean with fresh text reading, “Horchata - Cinnamon Oat drink with Agave - Hot or Cold.” Hells yeah, I thought, and ordered it up.
My taste buds thanked me that day. But I give credit to the dear sirs of Vampire Weekend, who opened the door to a tasty new beverage. I found a good recipe I think I’ll try. And I hear there’s even a canned version of the stuff coming to the US - the traditional Mexican recipe with rice, not oats. Not sure if they can contain such palatable pleasure in a can, but I’ll try anything once!
Are you in or near Philadelphia today, experiencing this perfect fall weekend? Download these songs onto your iPod and go sit outside. Now. It will make you happy.