Mezcal Orgeat Cocktail

Hi, friends! It’s cocktail time! This week I bring you this easy and delicious mezcal orgeat cocktail. It’s rich, smoky, and a tiny bit nutty. Also, it only take takes 5 min and a handful of ingredients to make, which means that it’s perfect for entertaining.

Overhead shot of mezcal orgeat cocktail with small bunch of purple flowers

The Inspiration

This cocktail was inspired by a Japanese cocktail, which is traditionally make with orgeat, a type of syrup made from almonds, and cognac. If you would like to know more about this quirky cocktail and its history, check out this post.

Rather than using cognac, I used mezcal to add a hint of smokiness. Mezcal is a spirit made by cooking down the heart of the agave plant. It has been made the same way for hundreds of years in Mexico, and the best varieties usually come from Oaxaca. If you have never tried mezcal, I would advise that you start by trying Vida by Del Maguey. It’s an affordable, smooth mezcal that goes well with everything because it’s not too funky.

Overhead shot of two mezcal orgeat cocktails with small bunch of purple flowers and linen towel

The Method

This mezcal orgeat cocktail doesn’t requiere a lot of time or effort. I usually put all of the ingredients in a cocktail mixing glass and stir them together. You then strain the mixture into an old fashioned glass containing a large ice cube.

If you are feeling lazy, however, you can just build the cocktail in the glass that you intend to drink it in. You don’t need an ice sphere like the one I used, but if you think that it’s super cool and want to make your own, you can purchase the molds here.

Shot of mezcal orgeat cocktail being strained into old fashioned glass

I hope you enjoy it!

Here are some other mezcal cocktails that you might like:

Mezcal Orgeat Cocktail

July 11, 2018
: 1
: 5 min
: 5 min
: Easy

This mezcal orgeat cocktail gets some smokiness from mezcal and some nutty richness from orgeat, a syrup made from almonds. You can make it in a cocktail mixing glass and then strain it or make it in the glass itself if you are feeling lazy.


  • 1.75 oz mezcal (I used Vida)
  • 0.25 oz orgeat
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes of cardamon bitters
  • Orange ribbon to garnish
  • Step 1 Put all of the ingredients in a cocktail mixing glass and stir together until combined.
  • Step 2 Put a large ice cube in an old fashioned glass. Pour the mixture through a small strainer into the glass.
  • Step 3 Alternatively, you can stir the cocktail in the glass you intend to serve it in and add a large ice cube after stirring.
  • Step 4 Garnish with an orange ribbon and serve immediately.

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