Infante Cocktail: The Unexpected Mix of Almond and Tequila
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Infante Cocktail: The Unexpected Intersection of Almond and Tequila

Infante Cocktail

The Almond-infused Infante Cocktail. Photo: Youtube/Steve the Bartender

A good infante cocktail blends bright agave notes with the subtly sweet, marzipan-tinted flavor of almonds and a dash of nutmeg.

In an infante, the signature ingredient is orgeat. A sweet syrup made from almonds, sugar, and rose water or orange flower water, orgeat is a mainstay in countless Mai Tai and Tiki-style drinks.

Though orgeat might initially seem like an odd pairing for tequila, its flavor shares quite a bit with horchata, a sweet cinnamon and rice-based drink frequently used as a cocktail mixer throughout Mexico.

An infante’s combination of earthy nutmeg and almond notes with subdued sweetness makes it the perfect fall drink. Best of all, it is incredibly easy to make at home!

Infante Cocktail


  • 2 oz Reposado Tequila
  • 3/4 oz Orgeat
  • 3/4 oz Lime Juice
  • Nutmeg


  1. Pour tequila, orgeat and lime juice into a shaker with ice. Shake for 10-20 seconds. Strain into a glass, and garnish with nutmeg on top.
    1. Though any nutmeg will do, a dash of freshly grated nutmeg will do this drink wonders.

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Pedro Wolfe is the managing editor of Tequila Raiders. With several years of experience writing for the New York Daily News and the Foothills Business Daily under his belt, Pedro aims to combine quality reviews and recipes with incisive articles on the cutting edge of the tequila world. Pedro has traveled to the heartland of the spirits industry in Tequila, Mexico, and has conducted interviews with agave spirits veterans throughout Mexico, South Africa and California. Through this diverse approach, Tequila Raiders aims to celebrate not only tequila but the rich tapestry of agave spirits that spans mezcal, raicilla, bacanora, pulque and so much more.