The Nutty Secret to Cocktails

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  • posted 4 years ago

    The chopped nuts aren't going to absorb that much liquid—squeezing the bag just helps to make sure their flavor is fully infusing into the water. If you're using our recipe above, you should end up with 2 to 2.5 cups of orgeat at the end of the process.

  • arlene posted 4 years ago

    So I'm bad at this maybe. I'm in the middle of making a pistachio orgeat. I just got done doing the first squeezing of the bag. There doesn't seem to be much volume of liquid. Am I doing something wrong?

  • ljason posted 5 years ago

    You're absolutely right on both counts. The brandy or vodka is a preservative, and the rose and orange flower water are for flavor—they are commonly used in traditional almond orgeat.

  • Zima posted 5 years ago

    I'm guessing brandy/vodka is there as a sort of preservative, but what's the purpose of the rose & orange flower water? Is it a flavor thing?

  • posted 5 years ago

    Hi Kathy,

    Thanks for asking. The recipe works either way, but of course roasted nuts will give a toastier flavor!


  • posted 5 years ago

    are the nuts roasted or raw?

  • kathy posted 5 years ago

    are the nuts roasted or raw?

  • editor posted 5 years ago

    Very important questions, Amanda. Thanks for asking. You should store your orgeat covered in the refrigerator, just as you would simple syrup. It'll keep for about two weeks.

  • Amanda posted 5 years ago

    How long does the orgeat keep for? Should it be kept in the fridge?

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