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Orgeat Syrup

Orgeat Syrup 5.000
Jun 10, 2009

This almond-flavored syrup is a key ingredient in many tiki drinks, such as the mai tai and Navy Grog. Pre-made brands such as Fee Brothers, Torani and Trader Vic's are available, but this version is much better than those.

Make Ahead: The first part of the syrup must sit overnight. The finished syrup can be refrigerated for up to 1 month.


Servings: 5 cups
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces blanched whole almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces almond meal/flour
  • 40 ounces (2 1/2 pounds) sugar
  • 8 cups water
  • 5 drops rose flower water
  • 8 drops orange flower water
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

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Directions

Combine the almonds, almond meal/flour, 8 ounces of the sugar and the water in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat. Cover and let sit overnight.

Strain through a cheesecloth-lined, fine-mesh strainer into a separate large saucepan over medium heat. Add the remaining 32 ounces of sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

Remove from the heat; let cool to room temperature, then add the rose flower water, orange flower water and almond extract. Use a funnel to transfer the syrup to a bottle with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate for up to 1 month.


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Adapted from blogger Kaiser Penguin at www.kaiserpenguin.com.

Tested by Jason Wilson.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per 1-ounce serving: 110


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 28g 9%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 28g

Protein: 0g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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