Definition of orgeat in English:



mass noun
  • A cooling drink made from orange flower water and either barley or almonds.

    • ‘This too reached England during the seventeenth century, its name softening to ‘orgeat’ or ‘ozyat’.’
    • ‘In an ice-filled mixing glass add Bacardi 8, orgeat syrup, coconut cream and cream; shake until well blended, strain into an ice filled double Old Fashioned glass.’
    • ‘This is a simple sour that I sweetened with orgeat rather than simple syrup.’
    • ‘Spain's contemporary version of the ancient refreshments barley-water (French orgeat) or almond-water is made from the tuber chufa and is called horchata.’
    • ‘The winner for 2004 was Shawn Lane, a casino bartender whose creation, the Beau Aces (Bacardi Limon, orgeat syrup, splash of bitters, soda and Sprite) will now be featured on bar menus throughout the property.’


French, from Provençal orjat, from ordi ‘barley’, from Latin hordeum ‘barley’.