A sweet and delicious recipe that makes a perfect drink for anytime of the year!
up to 7 cups
To serve, put a few tablespoons in a glass and add cold or sparkling water and ice.
Bring water to a boil; add almonds and return to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool thoroughly. Squeeze the ground almonds in several layers of rinsed cheesecloth.
Pour almond extract into a saucepan; add sugar, bitter almond extract, and orange juice. Stir well and bring to a boil; cook to a thick syrup consistency. Let cool completely. If syrup if not thick enough, boil again for 5 minutes. Pour into sterile bottles, seal and refrigerate. Can be used immediately Serve with ice water or with club soda.
FOR 1 SERVING ALMOND COOLER: Combine a2 tablespoons almond syrup, 2 tablespoons yogurt and 6 oz (¾ cup) cold water.
MAKES: 1 QUART
First published: 1996-01-27 last updated: 2015-02-09