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Falernum

After a break from posting for a while, due in part to not having easy access to the internet and taking a few weekends out of town I thought that a falernum recipe that I quite enjoy would be in good order. Falernum is a tiki-ish cordial from the Caribbean that can be consumed on its own over rocks or mixed into a variety of other libations, from lemonade to whisk(e)y drinks:

  • peel of 4 limes, with as little pith as possible
  • 10 oz aged rum (I used Chairman’s Reserve)
  • .5 oz amaretto
  • 60 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 cup sliced ginger
  • .75 cups demerara sugar
  • 3 oz boiling water

Mix the first six ingredients and let soak for at least one day, preferably 2 or more, make a rich syrup out of the sugar and water, strain rum mixture and add syrup, use this in a 4:3 ratio with fresh lime juice. I left the lime juice out of the recipe for the purpose of storing this long term, so that it wouldn’t risk rotting or souring at room temperature. You can mix the whole of your batch with lime juice in the beginning for ease of drink making if you want, just be sure to store it in the refrigerator. 

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