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a drink question
Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
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From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-07-01 9:38 pm   Permalink

hi i was wondering if any one had trouble finding orgeat, or knew of a substitute to use in it's place. i have asked at the grociery store, and the liquor store and no one has heard of it. i have a few older drink reciepts and they call for orgeat, i know it is almond surup ( sugar). they are the scorpion, the tiki bowl, the fog cutter, and surfing bastered. does any of your drink recpeites have orgeat and where do you find it?

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paranoid123
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Joined: Dec 13, 2002
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From: New York City
Posted: 2003-07-01 11:29 pm   Permalink

I've found the Torani brand Orgeat syrup at Cost Plus World Market. I haven't been able to judge if this is any better than other brands of orgeat syrup.

 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2003-07-02 01:27 am   Permalink

Here ya go;
http://www2.mailordercentral.com/tradervics/
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-07-02 07:44 am   Permalink

Octane, check out this thread for info on Orgeat and Simple Syrup:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=1707&forum=1


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vegasvic
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Joined: Feb 17, 2003
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Posted: 2003-07-02 07:47 am   Permalink

I've seen recipes/bartending guides substitute Amaretto for Orgeat. I don't recommend it though. I suppose you could concoct a simple syrup/almond extract mix that could resemble Orgeat.

Much easier to just order it from Trader Vic's (no relation ) though.

Aloha,

Vic
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Octane
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
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From: SLO California
Posted: 2003-07-02 09:07 am   Permalink

thanks every one, i have a cost plus down the road from my house i will cruz by and see if i can find it, if not i will order some.

 
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scigirl
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Joined: Jun 22, 2003
Posts: 153
From: North Shore, MA
Posted: 2003-07-02 3:28 pm   Permalink

I use Almond coffee syrup from DaVinci (www.davincigourmet.com), Monin (moninathome.com) or Nature's Flavors (www.naturesflavors.com) and they make a great substitute! Orgeat is basically just almond syrup anyway, and these are not amaretto - they have a real almond flavor.

Nature's Flavors is also very good for getting things like passion fruit syrup, mango syrup, etc. that, admitedly, are not fruit-based in reality, but taste great and last forever!
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