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Orgeat

(n.): A sweet almond-based syrup flavored with orange flower water. French in origin, it is used as a cocktail mixer in many classic drinks, such as the Mai Tai, the…

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Key Lime Daiquiri

Before 1926, the aromatic Key lime was America's common lime, so if you find yourself using an early 20th century cocktail book, your lime-infused drinks may require a bit of…

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Grenadine

(n.) Historically made from tart-sweet pomegranate juice and sugar, grenadine is perhaps the most enduring in the category of concentrated fruit syrups that were popular cocktail ingredients in the late…

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Mai Tai

The credit for this iconic 1930s drink—whose name is a nod to the Tahitian, “Maita’i,” which means “good”—is usually given to venerable Los Angeles tiki bar Trader Vic’s.