or·​geat | \ ˈȯr-ˌzhä(t) How to pronounce orgeat (audio) \

Definition of orgeat

: a sweet almond-flavored nonalcoholic syrup used as a cocktail ingredient or food flavoring

Examples of orgeat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's colored a bright shade of purple with yam and coconut orgeat and flavored with pineapple. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "If you love the holidays, this is the downtown Phoenix bar you have to visit this winter," 5 Dec. 2019 Hyatt Regency Maui’s traditional mai tai recipe calls for two ounces of light rum, one ounce of dark rum, three ounces of pineapple juice, one ounce of orange Curaçao, two teaspoons of orgeat syrup, and two ounces of sweet and sour mix. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, "Hawaii Is Only As Far As Your Living Room With This At-home Luau," 7 Apr. 2020 Here's how to make the winning cocktail: 2 ounces Four Roses Small Batch bourbon .5-ounce branca mentha .25-ounce orgeat2 dash angostura bitters ​​​​​​Pack glass lightly with crushed ice. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "A mint julep with what? Unusual ingredients shine at Festival Unveiled's julep competition," 6 Mar. 2020 Chase them with La Bamba: a blend of tequila, rum, pineapple, orgeat and lime. Washington Post, "17 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 28 Oct. 2019 About a 15-minute stroll away is Moku Kitchen, where a $13 Monkeypod Mai Tai places the emphasis on the local with Kula organic silver and dark rums, and macadamia-nut orgeat. Susanne Fowler,, "Bar hopping on Oahu in search of a tropical treasure: the best mai tai," 9 Dec. 2019 My favorite cocktail so far is the Lady of the Mountain, a cloudy, creamy cocktail with that raspberry vodka, hazelnut orgeat, lemon and skyr (a nonalcoholic creamsicle cocktail has a similar profile). Michael Russell, oregonlive, "With new Dottir restaurant, Icelandic hotel KEX brings taste of Reykjavik to Portland," 27 Nov. 2019 Jovanina’s Broken Italian Garden Sour, made with Seedlip Garden, orgeat, lime, lemon and egg white. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "What to drink when you’re not drinking: 12 zero-proof cocktails at Colorado bars and restaurants," 20 Aug. 2019 Spiced Mule, made with Seedlip Spice, pineapple, ginger beer and orgeat. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "What to drink when you’re not drinking: 12 zero-proof cocktails at Colorado bars and restaurants," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of orgeat

1754, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orgeat

French, from Middle French, from orge barley, from Latin hordeum; akin to Old High German gersta barley

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“Orgeat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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