Homemade Orgeat Syrup

Demerara Sugar is excellent in cocktail recipes and simple syrups.

Orgeat, almond flavored syrup, is a standard ingredient in the popular classic Mai Tai drink. It is also another one of those difficult to find syrups. Not every liquor store or grocer carries Orgeat, but that doesn’t mean it has to be omitted from any cocktails you might like to try. Just take a little time and make your own. This particular recipe yields a little over half a gallon of Orgeat Syrup making this an excellent gifting or sharing idea.

Homemade Falernum

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Many people ask what Falernum is or how to find it when it shows up in recipes from time to time. It is a bit difficult to find in my area, but can be found online from time to time. You can also try your hand at making Falernum at home. Falernum is simply delicious. It’s a bit of spice, bit of sweet and ever so warming. Many Tiki style cocktails call for Falernum.