This heartier, nuttier take on a traditional orgeat is well suited for dark liquor drinks.

Walnut Orgeat (makes about 1 2/3 cups)

  • 2 C walnuts
  • 1 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 C water
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 tsp orange flower water

Toast walnuts in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, then grind to fine pieces in a food processor. 

In a saucepan over medium heat add the sugar and water and stir to incorporate them. Stir in the ground walnuts when you start to see small bubbles coming up from the bottom of the pan. 

Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Let everything come to room temperature then strain out the solids. Stir in the vodka and orange flower water and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month.