Horchata

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To quench ferocious thirst (non-alcoholically), few beverages are as welcome as horchata. A rice milk that varies from saki-thin to milk shake-thick, served on ice and dusted with cinnamon, it is drunk throughout the American southwest at taco trucks and in Mexican restaurants of every stripe. It always is at least slightly sweet; its starchy character makes it an especially effective taste-buds fire extinguisher when eating spicy food.

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