Drinking horchata

♫ Horchata – Vampire Weekend ♫

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!

Horchata - The cat you and us Dani holding an horchata - The cat you and us Damaris holding an horchata - The cat you and us atman and crazy Catwoman - The cat you and us

Batman & (crazy)Catwoman

Juno drinking horchata - the cat you and us
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  1. Jane Y. ADDS...

    i’ve never tried it but it sounds like the perfect summer drink!

    9th August 2013
  2. Ice Pandora ADDS...

    I’d looove to try out this horchata drink c:
    Sounds very creamy and nice! Xx

    9th August 2013
    • We reply...

      As more chufa it has the more creamy the texture is :)

  3. Eszter ADDS...

    Is Bodevici very near Fontana station?

    10th August 2013
    • We reply...

      Yes! :) It is next to the station less than 1 minute walking ;) they also have yummy ice creams and smoothies.

  4. Fiona ADDS...

    I’ve never heard of horchata before, or seen it but then again I’ve never looked out for it :P he he I will definitely keep my eyes peeled, I love trying new things, it sounds super yum!

    10th August 2013
  5. Albert ADDS...

    Not an horchata fan, too sweet for me (put strong manly voice here, ehem…).

    10th August 2013
    • We reply...

      Nothing is too sweet XD. Us hem de portar a tastar aquesta, és menys dolça i més espesa, mínim a l’Anna li encantarà! ;)

  6. You have such a beautiful blog layout!

    xo Lisa
    Making Life’s Lemons

    12th August 2013
  7. Leeds ADDS...

    outfit coordination! i love it guys! bats<3
    also, i whenever i do make it out to Spain i'll have to try horchata then. I'm used to mexican horchata and i gotta admit, it's not really my thing. But it sounds like it's made different there so i will totally give it another try!!

    at this volume

    12th August 2013
    • We reply...

      Thanks!!! ♥ I believe Mexican is made out of rice (sorry if I’m wrong!) so, it should not be anything like this one :) We should try the Mexican as well to see why they are called the same!

  8. Lilyzab ADDS...

    So cute the batman tees! love this post


    12th August 2013
  9. Stephanie ADDS...

    Oh I love horchata! They don’t have many good options for it here in NY though. I love drinking this stuff when I’m back in California.

    12th August 2013
  10. Louise ADDS...

    Is it bad I only knew Horchata of that song by Vampire Weekend? It looks pretty good, I wonder if I can get this somewhere here in Holland… although I guess it would never be like it is in Spain where the weather is perfect and the architecture is different and well… Spanish is spoken.

    12th August 2013
    • We reply...

      Hahahaha :) :) Let us know if you find it in Holland, or better (or different) plan a fun getaway to Spain!

  11. Anna ADDS...

    A mi si que m’ agrada! L’ Albert es mes de begudes d’ home, com el granissat de llimona i el cosmopolitan..

    15th August 2013
    • We reply...

      Hahahaha, m’ha agradat molt lo del cosmopolitan ;) per cert Albert ens en deus un!

  12. Claudia ADDS...

    CUTE! <3


    23rd August 2013

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