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Almond Orgeat

Almond Orgeat Recipe

A wonderful snack in a glass is here: Almond Orgeat. Almond Orgeat is a beverage that distinguishes itself through its distinctive flavor and extensive history. I’m thrilled to introduce it to you today. This cocktail is an experience as much as a beverage. I personally adore this drink, as a bartender since it’s balanced and adaptable, made with a blend of sweet almond syrup, vibrant citrus, and the ideal amount of your preferred liquor. The Almond Orgeat is a great option, whether you’re celebrating a special event or just want to unwind for the evening.

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Tasting Notes

There are many different flavors in the Almond Orgeat drink. The sweet, nutty flavor of almond will be the first thing you taste, then citrus’s zesty, energizing flavor. Thanks to the orange flower water infusion, the drink has a smooth, slightly floral finish. For those who enjoy a refreshing yet flavorful drink, this one is a favorite because of its depth and balance.

Equipment and Glassware

You’ll need a shaker, strainer, and measuring jigger to make this delicious drink. Glassware-wise, a highball glass filled with ice is ideal for serving the Almond Orgeat so that it stays nice and pleasant during every sip.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Raw Almonds
  • 1 ½ Cups Distilled Water
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp. Orange Flower Water
  • 1 Ounce Brandy or Vodka Optional
  • ¼ tsp. Citric Acid (optional)
See also  Mint Simple Syrup

Instructions

  1. Before you begin, find a large cheesecloth or nut milk bag
    which can contain all of the almonds.
  2. Preheat your oven to 400 f
  3. Spread out all of your almonds on your baking sheet and
    roast them in the oven for 4 minutes, then let them cool for 5 minutes
  4. Chop the almonds until they are fine, but not as sand-like
    as almond flour
  5. Put the chopped almonds in a bowl and add the warm water
  6. With a fine-mesh strainer and two layers of cheesecloth,
    squeeze the water from the almonds (you should end up with about one cup of liquid)
  7. Warm the liquid at medium heat in a saucepan
  8. Whisk in the sugar until it dissolves
  9. Strain the liquid through two layers of cheesecloth and stir
    in the remaining ingredient(s)
  10. Let it cool, then transfer the syrup to a bottle and
    refrigerate
Sweet Refreshing Almond Orgeat Syrup for Mixing Cocktails

Pro Tips

  • You might want to try creating your own orgeat syrup at home for a deeper almond flavor. It’s easier than you might imagine and gives your beverage a unique flair.
  • To suit your taste, dilute the lemon juice and orange flower water to your desired amount. A successful Almond Orgeat requires precisely balancing the flavors.

When to Serve

The Almond Orgeat is a drink that can be used for many different events. Its refreshing characteristics make it a fantastic way to chill down at a summer gathering. But don’t save it for warm weather—a chilly winter evening might benefit just as much from its reassuring almond overtones.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

Although selecting a spirit is a personal preference, I suggest pairing the almond orgeat syrup with a clean-tasting vodka, smooth gin, or medium-bodied rum. Popular brands such as Bacardi, Tanqueray, and Tito’s provide excellent selections that complement the other ingredients and guarantee a fantastic cocktail.

See also  12 Popular Coconut Rum Mixers to Try

Similar Cocktails

  • Mai Tai – A tropical classic that also features orgeat syrup.
  • Amaretto Sour – For those who love the almond flavor but want something a bit more tart.
  • French 75 A citrusy cocktail with a sparkling twist.
  • Clover Club – Offers a berry twist with a similar balance of sweet and sour.
  • Tom Collins – A refreshing choice for gin lovers looking for a simple yet flavorful drink.

History

Created as a way to highlight the unusual flavors of orgeat syrup, which is originally from the Mediterranean, the Almond Orgeat drink dates back to the 1800s. It developed into a well-liked cocktail classic over time, recognized for its distinct flavor and ability to harmonize disparate ingredients.

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Almond Orgeat Recipe

Almond Orgeat

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Mixer Recipes
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Almond Orgeat, distilled water, granulated sugar, orange flower water, raw almonds
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Enjoy the Almond Orgeat, a traditional drink that combines almond syrup, citrus zest, and your preferred alcohol for a distinctively refreshing flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Raw Almonds
  • 1 ½ Cups Distilled Water
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp Orange Flower Water
  • 1 Ounce Brandy or Vodka Optional
  • ¼ tsp Citric Acid Optional

Instructions

  • Before you begin, find a large cheesecloth or nut milk bag
    which can contain all of the almonds.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 f
  • Spread out all of your almonds on your baking sheet and
    roast them in the oven for 4 minutes, then let them cool for 5 minutes
  • Chop the almonds until they are fine, but not as sand-like
    as almond flour
  • Put the chopped almonds in a bowl and add the warm water
  • With a fine-mesh strainer and two layers of cheesecloth,
    squeeze the water from the almonds (you should end up with about one cup of liquid)
  • Warm the liquid at medium heat in a saucepan
  • Whisk in the sugar until it dissolves
  • Strain the liquid through two layers of cheesecloth and stir
    in the remaining ingredient(s)
  • Let it cool, then transfer the syrup to a bottle and
    refrigerate
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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