I’ve been meaning to pick up some orgeat for a while now, but could never manage to find it here in the Hostess City. But my secular prayers have finally been answered, as I recently walked into my local liquor store the other day and found THIS!
Look at that adorable Fee Brothers bottle! I would actually really like to make my own homemade orgeat at some point, but for now, this’ll do just fine – Fee Brothers products are classic. Maybe not the most high class of the bunch, but I really appreciate the history.
Now, don’t go crazy with this stuff, folks. Too much, and the almond flavor will take aim at your cocktail and completely overpower it. But used in just the right amount, it adds a touch of fantastic almondy sweetness. Almondy? Yes. I made it up and I’m sticking with it.
And here’s a cocktail that utilizes the power of orgeat just perfectly.
*1 1/2 parts bourbon
*1 part Dolin Blanc
*2 1/2 parts apple juice (as always! the fancy stuff)
*1/2 part fresh lemon juice
*1/2 part orgeat syrup
*Few dashes plum bitters
Shake all that goodness together, pour it over some ice and you’ve got yourself a delicious and definitely unique cocktail. You won’t be able to tell if it’s sweet or tangy, and before you know it, it’ll be gone.
Just a quick one today, as more guests have arrived. But I’ll return tomorrow for more deliciousness! Until then.