Cashew Orgeat

cashew orgeat

I created cashew orgeat specifically for use in my banana flip cocktail, cominando con jesus. I wanted a particularly soft and sweet orgeat to contribute to the “cream filling” with the banana liqueur. Since then I have found many uses for this delicious ingredient in other cocktails like heaven’s soothing embrace.

This is easy to make and so much more delicious than commercially prepared orgeats. If you want to kick your mixology skills up a notch – make your own orgeat!

boiling the cashew orgeat Print

Cashew Orgeat

Soft, smooth and sweet cashew syrup

  • Author: Tim
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 oz 1x


  • 2 cups cashew pieces
  • 11/2 cup sugar
  • 11/4 cup water
  • 1 oz brandy


  1. Pulse and finely chop the cashews in a food processor, but do not pulverize into a powder
  2. Mix the sugar and water in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat
  3. Stir constantly until it comes to a boil – about 2 minutes
  4. Add the chopped cashews, allow it to return to a simmer for 2-3 more minutes while it reduces
  5. Remove from heat, cover and let it rest for 2 hours
  6. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth lined strainer and when it stops dripping gather the chessecloth around the cashew pieces and squeeze out any remaining syrup
  7. Whisk in the brandy , bottle and refrigerate until ready to use