Originating in Barbados and dating as far back as the mid 1700s, Falernum is now widely associated with the Caribbean as a whole and not just its native country.
A complex liqueur which typically consists of rum, lime, sugar, cloves, ginger and almond, it has long been a mainstay of Caribbean drinks such as the Zombie, Swizzle, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and White Lion. Interest in them has increased globally in recent years due to the revival of Polynesian culture which directly descends from its forefather Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt and his original bar-restaurant, Don the Beachcomber.
This Falernum is a modern interpretation based on references from as far back as the 1700s. They were crafted specifically for Adam Elmegirab's Caribbean influenced Ron Boker's, created for the Havana Club International Cocktail Grand Prix 2009.
40ml Havana Club Especial
20ml Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Falernum
25ml Fresh lime juice
5ml Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Boker's Bitters
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, fill with cubed ice and shake hard. Strain into a chilled coupette glass and
garnish with an orange twist.