20 Spirits and Cocktails You Secretly Can’t Explain

Bone up on your boozing vocab so that you can decipher the cocktail menu sans a smartphone.



What it is: A non-alcoholic syrup made with almonds, sugar, and rose water; sometimes orange flower water or zest is added as well. The Latin etymology of the word is related to horchata, the Hispanic beverage made with ground almonds, rice, and a blend of spices. The word originally referred to barley.

How it's served:  Most typically associated with Tiki-style drinks, the syrup helps to marry fruit juices with multiple spirits and is a key ingredient in a proper Mai Tai.

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