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pistachio orgeat

Put that DIY pistachio orgeat to work in this warm weather tiki treat from Merchant in Madison.

Pistachio orgeat lends a rich, nutty flavor to this riff on the Saturn cocktail. Make the ingredient yourself at home with this inspired recipe from Merchant in Madison.


  • 1 oz. navy-strength gin
  • 3/4 oz. rhum agricole blanc
  • 1/2 oz. Velvet Falernum
  • 1/4 oz. dark Jamaican rum
  • 1/2 oz. pistachio orgeat
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. honey–passion fruit syrup purée mix (2:1)
  • 2 dashes of Bittercube Jamaica #1 Bitters (or substitute Angostura)
  • 1 dash of Angostura bitters
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:hurricane
  • Garnish:cherry and orchid (optional)


Combine all of the ingredients and shake with crushed ice. Strain into glass, top with more crushed ice, then garnish.

Honey-Passion Fruit SyrupCombine 2 parts honey with 1 part passion fruit juice or purée (we used Perfect Purée) and stir to fully incorporate.

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