We love orgeat. It's such a cool sweetener as it is not only sweet, but also nutty, and it has this velvety texture.
Using it in the Upper Crust cocktail is perfect. It pairs well with Cognac and it creates a very smooth drinking experience. And the Cognac used gives this drink a rather luxurious feeling.
The taste is rich and creamy, with a perfectly balanced level of sweetness. It is a drink to enjoy after a good dinner, as well as to kick off the weekend with!
Recipe by Sother Teague
0,5 oz orgeat
0,75 oz lemon juice
0,25 oz Maraschino liqueur
0,5 oz Old Tom gin
1 oz Cognac
Shake with fresh ice and double strain into a sugar-rimmed Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with a lemon zest.
Nick & Nora