How to make Orgeat Syrup!



Orgeat syrup is a non-alcoholic almond-flavoured syrup that is commonly used in tiki and classic cocktails, most notably in the Mai Tai. The creamy and opalescent syrup is typically made out of blanched almonds, water, sugar, and rose or orange flower water. Originally, it was made from a barley-almond blend. This connects to its origins in Latin, where the term orgeat translates as "made with barley". Once it was discovered that the almonds allowed the syrup to soak up more flavor, the barley was dropped.

 

How to make Orgeat Syrup: 530g sliced raw almonds

1.7L distilled water

1000g organic cane sugar

30 ml White Rum

5ml Orange Flower Water