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Quick and Easy Orgeat, almond syrup for cocktails

I love a cocktail made with a good orgeat, the classic almond syrup that’s essential to a Mai Tai, the Japanese Cocktail, and a staple of any tiki bar. (Oh, and in case you were wondering, it’s pronounced or-zhat in English. If you want to go full-French, leave off the t sound at the end.) You …

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Homemade Tonic Syrup for the best Gin and Tonic

A gin and tonic is a fine drink. It’s tough to beat on a summer day, with its effervescence and its botanical fragrance and its hit of citrus. Its anti-malarial properties from quinine famously protected the British from malaria in India and Africa, a complicated sort of honor in the way that the project of global …

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