Definition of orgeat in English:

orgeat

noun

  • [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’.’
    • ‘This is a simple sour that I sweetened with orgeat rather than simple syrup.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

orgeat

/ˈɔːdʒɪət/