Definition of orgeat in English:



  • A cooling drink made from orangeflower water and either barley or almonds.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’



/ˈôrZHä(t)/ /ˈɔrʒɑ(t)/


French, from Provençal orjat, from ordi ‘barley’, from Latin hordeum ‘barley’.