By Marcia Simmons
This article originally appeared at Drink of the Week

Orgeat is an almond syrup that adds a lightly sweet, nutty flavor to cocktails.

The Mai Tai is the most well-known drink that contains orgeat--although many recipes skip it in favor of grenadine, simple syrup or other more common ingredients.

There are several fine commercial orgeats on the market, along with many too-sweet, artificial-tasting varieties.