8 cups filtered water, divided
2 cinnamon sticks, crushed
2 teaspoons whole cloves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/2 cup caster sugar
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoon vanilla extract
In a blender or food processor combine 4 cups of water, rice and crushed spices.
Pulse about 10 times to break up spices further and to crush the rice.
Pour into a bowl and allow the mixture to soak at room temperature for 4-6 hours.
Add the remaining water, sugar, honey, vanilla, and salt and whisk to combine.
Puree the mixture in batches until smooth, then strain through a cheesecloth or very fine mesh strainer.
Stir to combine and chill for 4-6 hours.
Serve cold with additional ground cinnamon sprinkled on top if desired.