Nothing Rhymes With Orgeat


Nothing Rhymes With Orgeat

  • 1.0 oz. Mt. Gay Eclipse
  • 1.0 oz. Bacardi 8
  • 0.5 oz. lime juice
  • 0.5 oz. orgeat (Yes Cocktail Co)
  • 0.25 oz. Clement Creole Shrubb Orange Liqueur
  • 0.25 oz. allspice dram (Bitter Truth)
  • dash of Angostura bitters

Shake with ice and strain over cracked ice in hurricane glass. Garnish with orange peel.

I was continuing to play with the orgeat from Yes Cocktail Co and thought adding orange would be a nice flavor combination. I split a rum base to have both a lighter and more aged. You can certainly play with these a bit. The lime of course is there for the acid, and the allspice and Angostura add some spicy depth.

There’s a common saying in lyric writing that nothing rhymes with orange (at least no perfect rhyme of a single word, though you can get there other ways). Since here I had an orangey drink, and also since everyone seems to pronounce orgeat differently (hard T? orgeAt? orgeAHt?) I thought this name appropriate.

But since there will certainly be those who contradict the meaning of the name:

I was never really taught
How to utter “orgeAHt.”
But then maybe “orgeAt”
Is the proper form of that?
If you’re French or think like me
Try “orzjah” without a T.

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