This week I picked a cocktail not so much for the sake of the drink itself but more so for one of the ingredients. This week I’ll be mixing up the Corn n’ Oil. A deceptively simple mix of dark rum, lime juice and falernum. But, if you’re a noob like me falernum is an ingredient you don’t know much about. Fear not, the internet comes to the rescue as always. Falernum is a syrup flavored with spices, ginger, lime and almond. There are two options for obtaining some of your own. The first and simplest being you can go buy some. The major brand you’ll find is Velvet Falernum. That said, my local liquor store had none, so I chose option two, making my own. I’m fairly certain that like a lot of other ingredients homemade will turn out fantastic. More on that later. Let’s get mixing.
Corn N' Oil (Cocktail Chronicles)
2 oz Black Strap Rum 1/4-1/2 oz Falernum 1/4 Lime
1) Build the drink in a highball glass with ice