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Mixers, Water, Ice and Glasses

All of the ingredients in a cocktail contribute to the experience.


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Old 08-24-2009, 03:41 PM   #11
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Dude, I was looking for a way to use my goslings gold too. Thats an added bonus! I've got to give it a try.
We also add fresh toasted almonds to the extraction for a little extra almond taste. We buy them unsalted and whole and just mash 'em up (another use for that muddler!) and toast them in a fry pan on the stove. I've tried a few different recipes and all have been good, but I find the basic #8 recipe made with Goslings Gold is something when someone is over and says, "What the heck is falernum?!" that you can actually take a sip of it and enjoy the nuance of the falernum and imagine its possibilities as a mixer. The 151 recipe is just too harsh, in my opinion, to sip and enjoy.

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Old 08-24-2009, 03:45 PM   #12
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Im with you with the 151. I made some once with Don Q and that almost knocked me over so I can only imagine the 151.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:54 PM   #13
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Im with you with the 151. I made some once with Don Q and that almost knocked me over so I can only imagine the 151.
I use JWray overproof as the base for my falernum (126 proof), but add some Lemonhard 151 as well to give a little added depth to the flavor, and I've had several people enjoy the falernum neat or on the rocks. I do think a straight 151 base might be a bit much though.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:20 PM   #14
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Please excuse my ignorance rumdog, but the blog to which you linked above seems to require a missing "invitation" to read. Is that correct?
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:34 PM   #15
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Please excuse my ignorance rumdog, but the blog to which you linked above seems to require a missing "invitation" to read. Is that correct?
I'm guessing the link that rumdog007 provided was copied and pasted while he was still logged in as a participant there. Thereby leaving us Plebe's out.

Or maybe he has an in that we don't. Running with the rumdog007 is always fun no matter what.

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Old 09-04-2009, 04:08 PM   #16
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Off of the back label of a John D. Taylor Velvet Falernum bottle:

"Mix 3 1/2 parts of Velvet Falernum to 1 part Doorly's Rum. Add a dash of bitters and lots of crushed ice and shake well."
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:58 AM   #17
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I made a batch of Falernum and it came out a murky deep green. It can be reasoned that this is due the lime zest and that my 2:1 rock candy syrup was a tan/brown (due to the non bleached raw sugar). This is my first go at it and I was a bit put off by the color since the commercial Velvet Falernum appears off white/light tan. Anyone else have a similar experience with the homemade stuff?
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hmmmm, been awhile since I've made any falernum. I don't remember using rock candy though, in fact I can say I've never used rock candy period. Maybe that did the color in? Maybe it has something to do with in what step you added the zest.
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Have been wanting to make a Corn 'n' Oil but have been too lazy to hunt down Cruzan Blackstrap. I've seen it around before but it hasn't been in any of the stores I've been to lately. I decided I would use Mt. Gay Eclipse, since several people have mentioned it, and while looking, found a couple of minis of Plantation Barbados, so I used that. I made it like this:

2 oz. Plantation Barbados Grande Reserve 5 yr
1/2 oz. John D Taylor Velvet Falernum
1/4 lime
2 dashes Angostura bitters

It was very good! So good it made me wonder if I should be sipping the Plantation instead. Since there was most of a 50ml bottle left, I am sipping it now. It's good but I wouldn't be above using it in a Corn 'n' Oil again.

I have to say, the flavor profile of this CnO once some ice had melted reminded me of a Dark 'n' Stormy. I like Dark 'n' Stormies but this surprised me.

Maybe it has something to do with reducing and to 'n'.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:11 PM   #20
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Well I tried a Corn N' Oil. The taste made me laugh out loud a little bit because it really does look and taste like corn n' oil. Worth a try, but only with the right rum otherwise it's a different drink.

Black Strap
Fee Bothers Falernum
Lime juice
bash of bitters

lol this is fun little one. A small potion is good enough to try it.
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