Every year the categorical sign that summer has arrived is the horchata stalls opening their doors.
Although the horchata has its origins in Valencia it is now one of the most preferred summery drinks everywhere in Spain.
The horchata is made from water, sugar and chufa (I think it is called something like earth almond in English), which is actually a tuber. It looks a lot like a glass of milk but it’s very refreshing and sweet; so no doubt perfect for me. Damaris is not so into horchata as myself but she sometimes enjoys a glass with me (well, Juno is always curious about it as well).
Due to its elaboration process it is quite difficult to replicate it commercially. There are some brands in the supermarket but they are not anything like the real thing, so you should try it in an horchateria.
Every neighborhood in Barcelona has its own horchata stall, but my favorite is Bodevici in Gracia‘s neighborhood, because they use more chufa, instead of sugar, resulting in a more intense flavor (they are eco certified, that doesn’t hurt either).
Do you like horchata? Have you tasted the ones sugarless (with more chufa)?
Quick go grab a glass, I am already served!
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