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A sweet syrup flavored with almonds and orange blossoms, used in cocktails and food.

[French, from Old French, syrup made from barley, from Old Provençal orjat, from ordj, orge, barley, from Latin hordeum.]


(ˈɔːʒɑː; French ɔrʒa)
(Cookery) a drink made from barley or almonds, and orange flower water
[C18: via French, from orge barley, from Latin hordeum]


(ˈɔr ʒæt; Fr. ɔrˈʒa)

an almond-flavored syrup containing orange-flower water.
[1745–55; < French, Middle French, orig. a syrup made from a barley decoction, derivative of orge barley]
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25) Cherry Mexicola - seasonal special - Aged golden rum, shaken with Morello cherry, orgeat syrup and a splash of cola.
Cocktails can throw up similar real-world difficulty dilemmas, especially when you're clean out of homemade orgeat syrup.
3 dashes Emile Pernot 'Vieux Pontarlier' Absinthe 1/4 oz Bols Blue Curapao 1/2 oz Creole Shrub 1/2 oz Rhum JM Blanc 3/4 oz Orgeat syrup 3/4 oz Appleton XV Rum 3/4 oz El Dorado 15 year Rum 1 oz lime juice Add all ingredients into a shaker tin, shake vigorously, and fine strain into a Belgium glass over cubed ice.
1 To make the orgeat syrup, bring water to a boil and add sugar.
The white rum is fruitier than the Jamaican dark and helps bring the drink into balance along with the small amount of citrus and fruit flavors with an almond finish; the latter thanks to the orgeat syrup, another necessary element in a fine-tuned mai tai.
ALMOND ALMO ALALMLMLMOMOMO CHERRY AND 6 lime wedges 1 spoon castor sugar 15ml morello cherry puree 1Mingr 15ml orgeat syrup Muddle (press) these CAIPIRINHA Mixing it ingredients together in the bottom of boston glass.
Orgeat syrup is essential in many cocktail recipes, including the Scorpion and the Mai Tai.
Mix together mango rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, triple sec, orgeat syrup and ice cubes.
Ingredients: Orgeat syrup, dark rum, gold rum, lemon juice, fresh lime and crushed ice, served with a fruit stick and fresh mint.
A blend of Myers's Platinum Rum, orgeat syrup, Angostura bitters and tropical fruit juices with a Myers's Dark Rum float.
A proprietary pecan orgeat syrup goes into both the Julep variation You Can't Handle the Proof ($12), and the Just a Friend ($10), with Jamaican rum, sherry, citrus and pecans; the word "syrup" is omitted on the list.
Bitter almonds are also used to flavor amaretti cookies, orgeat syrup and various liqueurs.