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Our horchata is a deliciously creamy cinnamon rice drink created as a refreshing escape from the hot Sonoran sun.


What is Lalo's Horchata?

It's Creamy. It's Bold. It's Delicious.

Lalo's Horchata began in Tucson, Arizona as a refreshing way to cool down from the Sonoran Sun. The recipe originated from a man named Eduardo, or Lalo for short. Lalo handed us his grandmother's secret recipe to make an incredible horchata a few years ago. Since then, once a week, we would create a large batch only to see it gone halfway through the week. Over time we have fine tuned and perfected the recipe to become incredibly creamy and delicious. The main ingredients (essentially cinnamon, rice, milk, water, sugar, and vanilla) have remained the same since the beginning with only the ratios being slightly altered.

How is Horchata made?


While our process of production is a secret, most horchata is made with the same general process. Rice is first crushed and then combined with water to sit for several hours. The remaining ingredients are then mixed into this rice milk and the mixture is then sifted to remove any larger particles. The end result is a cinnamon flavored creamy refreshment.

What flavors does Lalo's Horchata come in?

Lalo's Original Horchata
Lalo's Original Horchata

This is our original blend. We like to think it is perfect in every way due to many batches and many small improvements to the recipe over time.

Lalo's Pink Horchata
Lalo's Pink Horchata

This is our newest recipe and is flavored with two additional ingredients. One is strawberries while the other is, unfortunately, a secret. This recipe is somewhat tart, fruity, and sweet providing a refreshing treat.

How is Horchata best served?

We prefer ours served as cold as possible and over ice. However, for those who would rather enjoy a cocktail or mixed drink, Horchata provides a great flavor to many different spirits. Here are our favorite recipes:

Horchata + Rum

Mix 2 parts of Lalo's Horchata with 1 part light or spiced rum. Serve over ice in a highball glass.

Horchata + Vodka

Mix 1 part Lalo's Pink Horchata with 1 part cake/whipped cream vodka. Serve over ice in a martini glass. Optional: Serve with a brown sugared rim.

Horchata + Bailey's

Mix 1 part Lalo's Horchata with 1 part Bailey's Irish Cream. Serve over ice in a chilled beer mug.

How your pledge helps

Currently, Lalo's is produced on a small scale with about roughly two gallons at a time. This is then sold in mason jars wrapped with a logo and information card. While we do appreciate our home-made process, it is not efficient. And furthermore, what we create has a short shelf-life of about a week.

Your money will help us do two things. The first is to research and produce a product with a much longer shelf life. The second is to design a new container to bottle our product in. Currently, we are considering using printed 12 oz aluminum bottles.

Your pledge, regardless of the amount, will help us reach these goals.

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Lalo's Horchata has a few potential roadblocks in its future.

While we have began discussion with a few bottling locations regarding producing a more shelf stable product, we have not had any guarantees on an actual shelf life. At this time, we can only provide estimates of 3-6 months. We promise to provide any answers with you as we receive them. We can also promise that whatever product we end up with will be of the best quality, taste and convenience.

Another potential problem lies in the bottle development. While we love our mason jar approach, it is expensive to maintain. Future bottle options can possibly be just as expensive. While this is a possible road block, we have retrieved several quotes from several manufacturers and can assure that an affordable option is available. The only concern is regarding which bottling product we will end up with.

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    Our greatest thanks for your contribution to our goal, You are helping us get one step closer!

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    A custom designed mason jar imprinted with the Lalo's logo. In addition, we will also send a thank you note for helping us reach our goal! Price includes shipping.

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    SAMPLER. In addition to our mason jar and thank you note, you will receive a bottle of our Original Horchata. Price includes shipping.

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    TRIO. In addition to our mason jar and thank you note, you will receive three bottles of Horchata, enough for you and two friends. Meaning, 3 for yourself! You will receive two original and one pink. Price includes shipping.

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    SIX-PACK. In addition to our mason jar and thank you note, you will receive six bottles of Horchata, three of each flavor. Price includes shipping.

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    THE BIG TEN. For those who already have a love for horchata, we will send a mason jar, a thank you note, and ten bottles of Horchata! Five Original and Five Pink. Price includes shipping.

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    In addition to receiving a mason jar and ten bottles of Lalo's Horchata, we will send a personal handwritten thank you note to show our absolute appreciation. You will also have a chance to help us select which bottle design will go into effect. As always, shipping is included.

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