A good forearm workout


  • almonds, raw or toasted, unsalted

  • water

  • sugar

  • orange flower water


  • Make the almond milk
  • Place almonds in blender, cover with water, blend like crazy. Supposedly it helps if you soak the almonds before and/or after blending, but who has time for that?
  • Place a cheesecloth over a strainer over a bowl, and dump the almond mixture in (best to work in manageable batches. Squeeze like hell to get as much liquid out as possible
  • Dehydrate and blend up the leftover almond pulp to make almond meal, use for baking, etc
  • Make the Orgeat
  • Combine equal parts (by volume) almond milk and sugar in a saucepan, bring to a simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add a bit of orange flower water (about 1/4 tsp per cup of syrup). Bottle the syrup, optionally with a couple dashes of Everclear to ward off demons.
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