I was flipping through Jerry Thomas’ Bon Vivant’s Companion looking for another recipe when I came across this recipe for Orgeat Punch. I thought I’d share it here. Sweet almond syrup, brandy, and a port wine float.

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  • 1 1/2 oz brandy
  • 3/4 oz orgeat syrup
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • port wine float
  • fresh seasonal berries for garnish


  1. Fill a julep glass or a Collins glass with crushed ice.
  2. Combine brandy, lemon juice and orgeat in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  4. Strain into prepared glass.
  5. Float port wine on top of cocktail.
  6. Garnish with fresh berries.

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