disclaimer: thanks to my relationship with Envy™ apples and the Tampa Bay Bloggers, this post & recipe is sponsored. all opinions are my own.
If you know me – you knew upon seeing that I created a drink recipe that tequila would be involved. And since an apple a day keeps the doctor away… adding apples to a beverage and enjoying responsibly counts – right?!
But these aren’t just any apples – may I introduce to you Envy™ apples. Envy™ apples are not your ordinary pick, and for good reason. They were actually created by using a natural plant-breeding method – Braeburn & Royal Gala apples were crossed to create Envy™apples. And they’re still just as delicious, just as succulent and just as red and the apples we all know & love! #BiteAndBelieve
There are a few details that really sets Envy™apples apart: They are in season year-round! Envy™ apples are originally from New Zealand – they are grown there & in Chile from May through October and in the United States during the months of October through May. Another awesome trait of Envy™ apples – they don’t brown like other apples do! Due to having a high concentration of vitamin-C, it natually slows down the browning and keeps them crisp longer.
Need some Envy™ apples of your own? Here is where you can find them:
In a blender, add 2 cups of water, rice, 3 apples (cut & cubed) and cinnamon sticks. Blend away! Add your last 2 cups of water and blend.
Set aside to sit & soak for 8 hours at room temperature. This is when the magic happens!
Using your other Envy™apple, quarter it then slice thinly. In a small container, add your apple slices (these will be garnish for your finished product) and 4 oz of tequila. Allow to sit overnight with your Horchata.
After 8 hours - time to strain! Not gonna lie, this was quite a task due the apples being like sponges after their soak. Here is what worked best for me: first, strain with a normal strainer. This should allow majority of the reminents to be left behind. Next, using a cheese cloth, strain your horchata again - you may need to get dirty and squeeze the liquid out of the cheese cloth - I had to!
Stir in your vanilla, milk and some cinnamon or cinnamon sugar. And voila! Your apple horchata is complete - to enjoy with everyone, serve over ice and Salud! To enjoy with a few adults, keep reading.
To enjoy my true purpose of this recipe, in an 8 oz cup, add 1-2 oz of tequila over ice, top off with your Horchata, add a couple of the apple slivers (that have been soaking in tequila) to garnish and top with a dash of cinnamon. Now - that's a salud!
Caitlyn is a Tampa native with a love for all things food, fitness, travel & Disney. Currently:
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▪️Foodie, Queen of tequila & coffee (sometimes combined, mostly enjoyed separately), villain-lover, movie aficionado, #joblove-r & owner of way too many sugar skulls