Country of origin: USA Alcohol content: 0% Alcohol by Volume
Pronounced or-zhat, orgeat is a French almond syrup, originally made from barley and used as a shelf-stable substitute for milk. Many cultures have versions, from Valencian orxata to Dutch orgeade to Mexican horchata. Made from California almonds and a small proportion of apricot kernels to give it a distinct "marzipan" flavor without the addition of extract. Organic cane sugar, orange flower water and biodynamic California brandy are added to result in a rich, flavorful syrup with delicate floral notes. Orgeat is used in the Mai Tai, a drink first created at Trader Vic's in Oakland in 1944, as well as the Japanese Cocktail and various absinthe concoctions. It is also delicious as a spritzer with seltzer or used to sweeten lemonade.
About Small Hand Foods:
Small Hand Foods is owned and operated by Jennifer Colliau, a San Fracisco Bay Area native and bartender of 12 years. She has garnered praise for both her Small Hand Foods creations and her unique bartending style.
Please refrigerate after opening
Once opened, a bottle of Small Hand Foods syrup can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on storage conditions. Temperature, frequent opening and closing, and local bacteria and yeasts can all affect the life of an opened bottle of syrup. Kept refrigerated and used only now and then, as they might be in someone's home, syrups may last a couple months. Kept at room temperature and used frequently, as they would be in a bar setting, bottles will usually last a couple of weeks. In either case, it's easy to tell when syrup has gone off: if it develops mold, gets fizzy, or smells like cider vinegar, throw it out. Our syrups are made from food, so treat them as such and your cocktail experience will benefit!