“We recently featured this on our cocktail menu with a house made falernum, but for this recipe I chose the widely distributed Velvet Falernum so anyone can enjoy. I love the exotic flavors the arrack contributes. I hope you enjoy it, gaz,” Cynthia Turner.
30 ml (1 oz) Ransom Old Tom gin
22.5 ml (.75 oz) Batavia Arrack
15 ml (.5 oz) Velvet Falernum
15 ml (.5 oz) Cherry Heering
22.5 ml (.75 oz) fresh orange juice
15 ml (.5 oz) fresh lime juice
Splash soda water
Grated nutmeg and a lime wheel, as garnishes
Shake all ingredients except for the soda over ice. Strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass, top with the soda and stir briefly. Add the garnishes..
gaz sez: Did I like it, Cynthia? I loved it! Very funky, indeed. It’s as if the Old Tom and the arrack were made for each other, and the falernum is officiating at the union. Tres kewl, indeed.