Orgeat cocktail with limited bar?
Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:33 PM
Vodka (Absolut, Smirnoff)
Tequila (Jose Cuervo)
Scotch (Johnny Walker Red)
Whiskey (Seagrams 7, Jack Daniels)
Sweet and Dry Vermouths
Red wine (Cabernet)
White wine (Chardonnay)
I can also bring additional non-alcoholic ingredients, but we're having 100 people and I don't want to spend too much more money, so...bitters, lemons/limes, stuff like that I could pick up, but I don't want to go out and get cases of some other juice, soda, etc.
Extra special bonus points if you come up with something that's also good virgin.
Thanks everybody! If I use your recipe I'll make another batch and send you a bottle after the wedding.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:15 AM
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:10 AM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:23 PM
This may be too late for your event, but nevertheless...
The king of orgeat cocktails for me is the Mai Tai. If the Bacardi rum stocked by your bar is, or includes, the gold, or the 8-year, you could do those (rum, orgeat, triple sec, lime, mint is the classic recipe).
If the bar included some kind of Cognac/Brandy, you could do Scorpion Bowls (white rum, gin, cognac, white wine, lemon juice, orange juice, orgeat, mint -- is the ingredient list in "Killer Cocktails").
It seems like the simplest drink within the constraints of your bar, so long as you could add a bottle of Maraschino, would be David Wondrich's really pleasant "Pearlescent", also from his Killer Cocktails book:
2.5 oz vodka
2 tsp orgeat
1 tsp maraschino
However, and on point for your needs, the "bibulo.us" website notes that this drink does well as a batched pre-mixed drink:
If you went this route, I would just make sure that the servers be sure to shake the individual drinks with the lemon peel, as I consider this an essential element to the drink.
Because the total amount of maraschino is so small, one bottle would probably be enough for even a large gathering.
Congrats on your big day!
Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:33 PM
2 oz cachaça
0.75 oz lime juice
0.5 oz orgeat
3 slices peeled ginger
orange twist garnish
Muddle the ginger and orgeat in a mixing glass, add the other ingredients, shake with ice, strain, add the garnish.