The Almost Orgeat Syrup (Almond Syrup) Recipe

I can’t begin to tell you how often I used to google ‘Orgeat’ Syrup because I could never remember what it was. It’s one of those words that would pop up every so often in the beverage scene, but I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. Maybe because I didn’t care for almonds back then, or (and most likely) I was just closed minded to new things.

Nowadays, almonds are my best friends. It adds a subtle richness to a cocktail that I never expected, and the pairings are virtually limitless! I first made this recipe for the Raspberry Floral Almond Fizz Spring Cocktail, but don’t be surprised where I toss this into next! The reason this isn’t an official Orgeat Syrup is due to the fact that I don’t use Orange Blossom Water or a Brandy/Vodka. I kept this recipe as simple as possible, and it’s pretty much simple syrup with crushed almonds. I hope you like it as much as I do!

The Almost Orgeat Syrup (Almond Syrup) Recipe

A simple Almond syrup that can pair with pretty much everything!

Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings 1 cup
Author Monica C


  • 1.5 cup Water
  • 1.5 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups Crushed Raw Almonds roughly chopped in Blender


  1. In a small sauce pan, place all items and bring to a boil

  2. Once boiled, bring it down to a simmer for 10 minutes until slightly thickened

  3. Let the syrup sit until it reaches room temperature, and strain into a container (discard almonds) and refrigerate for 2 weeks. 

Monica Carbonell

Hi, I’m Monica and I’m your Fairy Barmother. At Liquid Culture, creativity is encouraged and education is used to empower followers to be the best they can be. We want to provide you with the tools to confidently bartend within your own home and to have some fun while doing it too! Inside this website you will find recipes, videos, articles and more that will teach you everything you need to know about being your best Home Bartender!


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