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

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But despite dark flavors such as orgeat, Fernet and allspice, the fruit juices in the base pull you back to the need for refreshment and relief from the sweltering heat. Trevor Fraser,, "Southern Craft captures Florida summer in Pineapple Express," 27 June 2019 Or maybe The Stache, which blends bourbon, housemde pistachio orgeat, lemon and egg whites. Samantha Incorvaia, azcentral, "Renovated Tempe Public Market Cafe reopening without co-owner and chef Aaron Chamberlin," 6 June 2019 Three Dots and a Dash The Saturn, a 1960s tiki drink made with gin, lemon, passion fruit falernum and orgeat, gets topped with a negroni float to create the Saturn + Negroni ($15) at the River North tropical bar. Samantha Nelson,, "12 Chicago spots to get your Negroni on this week," 4 June 2018 Add a large ice cube to the prepared glass, along with the Jamaican rum, orgeat and triple sec. Lou Bustamante, San Francisco Chronicle, "The rise, fall and redemption of the mai tai," 10 May 2018 Another fine choice is the signature Blinking Owl, a sweet-tart gem created from the eponymous orange vodka, orange liqueur, orgeat, lemon juice and a Lambrusco float ($12). Jeanne Cooper,, "Where to watch the sunset with a cocktail around Half Moon Bay," 11 July 2018 Wash it all down with a truly unique cocktail like A Curtsy and a Bow ($28), made tableside with Basil Hayden’s 8-year bourbon, orgeat, absinthe and tonka fog. Rianne Coale, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago staycation guide: 5 summer getaways to go on without leaving the city," 27 July 2017 Then try the Beach House, with pistachio orgeat, lemon and pineapple juices, cream and grenadine. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Low-alcohol, no-alcohol cocktails trending in KC | The Kansas City Star," 9 Jan. 2018 Though the menu changes often, the plate of honeycomb, Humboldt Fog cheese and apples is a staple, as is the mai tai, mixed with a macadamia nut orgeat syrup. Martha Cheng, WSJ, "3 Perfect Days on Kauai: The Quintessential Hawaiian Island," 21 Mar. 2018

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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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