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Sep 1, 2006 08:03 PM

Source for Orendain Almendrado in LA?

Is it possible to get Orendain Almendrado (almond tequila-ish liqueur) in LA or OC?

I'm headed to Baja at the end of the month and I know I can get it there, but was hoping for a more local source.

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  1. Try Beverage Warehouse in Culver City/Marina Del Rey

    1. I love Orendain Almendrado, I know why you're looking for it, trust me! :) However, I have yet to find a US source for it. There is a substitute though, Reserva del Senor Tequila Almendrado which can be found at BevMo of all places. It's quite delicious, and possibly better than Orendain. Try that, and if you find a US source for the Orendain, let me know!!! :)

      1. I think you might be able to pick it up at several Mexican grocery stores (maybe Gigante), a local well stocked meat market, or a well stocked grocery store.
        I'm pretty sure I've seen it around at a few places. I do know that some chain stores (Food4Less) sell Rompope (eggnog like alcoholic beverage) that I had previously seen only in Mexico before but now is more widely available, (same thing with Corona and other Mexican beers(Modelo, Tecate, Dos XX, Carta Blanca, Bohemia, etc.)/spirits(Various tequila brands and styles(ie aƱejo), Almendrado, Rompope, Mezcal, etc.)pre1990s could only find the beer in Mexico, not here, but now they are widely available in almost every grocery store and any other well stocked store that sells alcohol)
        It doesn't look like you can get it from their website although it does give a good description of what it is as well as Orendain's other products, but...
        I'm not completely sure, but you might be able to get it through an online vendor.
        I do know that you can find it in certain Mexican restaurants (and other not so Mexican).

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        1. re: b0ardkn0t

          I found almendrado at Vallarta but Orendain do not export to the US under that label. They also don't export their Membrillo.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            I still have to say I've seen it here, (besides importing from friends who bought down in Mexico)
            I just can't remember where, I've seen it.
            maybe it was a small produce store, but I can't remember it's name or address, I think it was in Irwindale, sorry I can't be of more help.
            The membrillo, I was a big fan off many years ago, but I find it, like the almendrado (and whiskey/brandy), too sweet for my tastes.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              My Dad's cousin used to bring me two to six bottles of Membrillo a month. It was my "calling card" when visiting friends. He passed away a few years ago and so did my source.

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