Articles Tagged: orgeat

La Serena Sour

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Chilean Pisco is a distilled spirit made from grapes grown under the clearest skies in the world and irrigated by the snow-capped Andes. The result is clean, expressive and versatile, allowing it to be enjoyed in an unlimited number of ways. Josh Perez from Booker & Dax in NYC created this drink for Chilean Independence Day.
“The fun thing with this drink is that it can change slightly based on the Pisco, wine, or even … Read more

Nuts About You

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If fall weather is putting you in a romantic mood, here’s the perfect champagne cocktail for the occasion.

This week’s drink uses orgeat, a floral almond syrup that adds a richness and silkiness to an already great combination: sparkling wine and rum. I suggest you take the extra time to make your own orgeat, using our recipe. However, you can also use a well-made orgeat by Small Hand Foods, Okole Maluna or your favorite ingredient … Read more

DIY Orgeat Syrup Recipe

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Orgeat is an almond syrup that adds a lightly sweet, nutty flavor to cocktails.

The Mai Tai is the most well-known drink that contains orgeat–although many recipes skip it in favor of grenadine, simple syrup or other more common ingredients.

There are several fine commercial orgeats on the market, along with many too-sweet, artificial-tasting varieties.

Darcy O’Neil has a fantastic recipe for orgeat, if you want to take the time to make it right. However, … Read more

2009 Big Trends in Cocktail Service

The first session I attended during last week’s Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans was a panel titled “2009 Big Trends in Cocktail & Spirit Service.”

The panel consisted of Jim Meehan, Michael Waterhouse, Devlin Tavern, and Simon Difford (Source Guide) and was moderated by Ryan Magarian (Aviation Gin).

The program covered the 4 Ps of Cocktail Service Success, not unlike the 4 Ps of marketing: product, precise execution, promotion, passion.

It was here … Read more