Orgeat Syrup

A must-have addition to your syrup repertoire, orgeat is commonly used to sweeten Tiki cocktails such as the classic Mai Tai and Fog Cutter. If you’re looking for a quick, no-fuss alternative, try substituting the almonds for almond milk and a little almond extract.

Orgeat Syrup


  • 2

    Cups blanched almonds

  • 1.5

    Cups of granulated sugar

  • 1.25

    Cups of water

  • 0.5

    Tsp orange blossom water

  • 30ml


0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    blender/food processor

  • 1




  • Method
    1. Add almonds to a blender/food processor and pulse until finely ground
    2. Stir the sugar and water over medium heat until sugar dissolves completely
    3. Add in the ground almonds, reduce heat and simmer for several minutes before slowly increasing the temperature
    4. Remove mix from the heat before it boils and cover with a lid
    5. Sit for 3 – 8 hours to allow time for diffusion.
    6. Strain the mix and discard almonds
    7. Stir the orange blossom water and brandy
    8. Store in refrigerator for up to two weeks