Orgeat syrup is an amazing ingredient in cocktails it adds a layer of nut flavor and creaminess.
Now you can easily put your hands on some commercial orgeat at any liquor store.
but the problem is – most of them lack the texture and quality of a homemade one and have huge amounts of sugar or corn syrup.
The Orgeat is an essential ingredient in Mai-Tais and a variety of other tiki cocktails.
here I will teach how to easily make your own homemade Orgeat that will take your tiki cocktail game to the next level.
What Exactly is Orgeat
Orgeat is basically a nuts syrup usually almonds but you can replace it with different kinds of nuts (try Cashew orgeat – one of my favorites ).
it’s always a good idea to have the basic almonds variation and another one in case you want to try something more interesting.
This syrup is made from basic ingredients all you need is sugar, water, almonds and orange water (I also like to add some aged rum to enhance the flavors).
the process is very similar to simple syrup just with few more steps.
What Can I Use It For?
This syrup has a really creamy texture and will incorporate beautifully with a huge amount of shaken cocktails.
in short, you can add it to almost any rum-based cocktail (Shaken only!) and you’ll see what I mean.
The most basic and popular cocktail that contains orgeat is the Mai-Tai.
start with it to see if you like it.
moreover, this syrup will pair well especially with pineapple juice or coconut water/milk.
How To Make Orgeat
This is my own recipe I use for my bar programs and cocktails.
after a lot of try and error I got the balance I was looking for.
it may not work for you so feel free to tweak the recipe to your taste.
As with all my syrup recipes, I make small quantities just to keep it simple.
however, you can increase the volume to your needs just make sure to keep the ratio between the ingredients.
Feel free to share this recipe, leave me a comment or contact me about any questions you may have. Cheers!