MONIN Orgeat syrup has a rich, velvety, indulgent taste and aroma. It has a pronounced sweet almond taste which is a staple ingredient in many classic cocktails including the out of this world classic, the Mai Tai. There are 2 main types of almonds: bitter and sweet. Bitter almonds produce cyanide and as such are not used in Orgeat production! MONIN Orgeat syrup can be used in hot chocolates, iced coffees, cocktails and mocktails.