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You could make your own orgeat. Small Hands is good from Amazon. It's funny how people will say "wow the commercial stuff just tastes floral it doesn't take like almonds." Like......that's what almond flavor tastes like: floral.Thinking about trying my hand at some tikis this weekend. Does any one have any suggestions for falernum/orgeat?
And with some orange flower water on the way, I'll be making my own.You could make your own orgeat. Small Hands is good from Amazon. It's funny how people will say "wow the commercial stuff just tastes floral it doesn't take like almonds." Like......that's what almond flavor tastes like: floral.
^ man I have tried. Orgeat is just hard. I have a cocktail on here called the Art Deco, a gin/orgeat/absinthe cocktail which I would say is really worth trying.
Incidentally, I've come up with a new cocktail, The Blessed Thistle, which is really one of my best.
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It's built upon a union of rye with the cardoon-inflected bittered wine, Cardamaro, where the beautiful herbal, resinous note of Cardamaro is heightened by the orangey-resin notes in Amaro Nonino, then grounded with the reddish clay of Amaro Dell Etna. It's really phenomenal if you are into the dark, stirred, and bitter style of cocktail -- although, all the components are on the brighter end of the Amaro spectrum, so it is a very high-key kind of a cocktail.
- The Blessed Thistle -
1.25 oz good rye
1.0 oz Cardamaro
0.625 oz Amaro Nonino Quintessence
0.5 oz Amaro Dell Etna
Stir over ice until very cold, then serve with a coin of lemon peel expressed over the drink.
The glass is just as important as the spirit you are choosing. I have a Irish Whiskey Tumbler, a Glencairn for Scotch, a Bourbon Tasting Glass and a Rocks Glass I only use for Rye, which helps bring out the citrus notes.