Day 61: Corn & Oil

  • 2 1/2 oz rum
  • 1/2 oz Falernum
  • 4 dashes Angostura
  • squeeze of lime

Today William and I went to the grand opening of Isla, a new rum and tiki bar by the Péché team. I’ve been waiting for this bar to open for several months and was very excited! I was pretty much immediately in love with the place. Among the cocktails we tried was this one. It’s a great rum drink if you usually drink your rum on the rocks. The Falernum gives it some interesting sweetness and the little bit of lime gives it a fresh bite. I think this will likely be in heavy rotation at home.

Day 32: Rum Swizzle

  • 1 1/2 oz dark rum
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz falernum
  • 3 dashes Angostura

I was searching online for recipes that used falernum and found this one. The recipe actually calls for Velvet Falernum, the alcoholic version. I’ve only found the non-alcoholic so far, so this is not quite as strong as intended. I found it to be very close to a Daiquiri. It was good, but I might up the falernum and maybe even the rum if I were to make it again.

Day 27: Bali Bali

  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz Cognac
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz falernum
  • 1/2 oz passion fruit syrup

Here’s another doozy of a tiki drink. Four whole ounces of booze, and so easy to drink! Falernum is a syrup that I’ve heard of before but never used myself, and I’m pretty much in love.