Ingredient: Homemade Falernum

Pronunciation: Fah-learn-um πŸ˜ƒ

Back Story: We saw this post on a cocktail made with Velvet Falernum. Apparently, falernum is a spiced rum concoction that is used to provide dimension in cocktails. News to me! We were intrigued enough to try it, so we’ll let you know how it goes.

Recipe: Go here. We used really good rum from Berkshire Mtn. Distillers rather than “boot” rum. Should be able to use it in a cocktail tomorrow evening.

Update: We strained the rum spice compote, added a cup of homemade mint simple syrup, and a teaspoon of almond extract, mixed well and used in the recipe from above. The cocktail is Amazing! We didn’t have fresh pineapple so we used a splash of guava mango juice. It’s like vacation in a glass! You’ve got try it. 🌴
Cocktail recipes are below.

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Cocktail: JA-inspired “Old Fashion”

Back Story: Went to our favorite restaurant in the Berkshires last night. The bartender, Eric, had a “New Fashion” with Falernum on the drink menu. Turns out, the Falernum is made locally by Berkshire Mountain Distillery. Ironic!!! It was yummy. Go try it and then stay for dinner. You will not be disappointed, promise. Here’s my interpretation of the cocktail Erik conceived.

Method: 1 part bourbon, 1 part Falernum, 1 part water. Mix well, serve with orange peel.

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