One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cooling drink made from orange flower water and either barley or almonds.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This is a simple sour that I sweetened with orgeat rather than simple syrup.’
French, from Provençal orjat, from ordi ‘barley’, from Latin hordeum ‘barley’.
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