tiki cocktail staple

Orgeat Syrup

Once you know how to make your own Orgeat Syrup, a sweetened almond syrup, you’ll never buy it again. It’s much less expensive to make and tastes amazing in your favorite cocktails.

let’s get started!

what you'll need

a fine mesh strainer a cheesecloth a mason jar or bottle with a lid

Prep Time: 3.5 hrs

½ pound almonds ¾ cup cold water 2 cups boiling water 1 ½ cups sugar

makes: 1 liter


White Scribbled Underline

2 teaspoons orange blossom water ¾ teaspoon almond extract 1 ounce vodka

ingredients, cont.

Get nutty.


Add almonds and cold water to a blender. Blend until roughly chopped.

Heat things up.


Pour your almond mixture into a bowl and top with boiling water. Stir to combine.

Wait it out.


Let your almonds sit for three hours.

Strain your mixture.


Use cheesecloth to separate the pulp from the liquid. Discard the pulp.

Sweeten the deal.


Add your almond mixture to a saucepan with sugar over medium heat, Don't boil!

Stir in ingredients.


Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add orange blossom, almond extract and vodka if using.

Store and enjoy!


Pour into a jar and refrigerate for up to one month while you enjoy.

Susannah Brinkley Henry

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