Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 3m
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"Falernum is a staple used in tropical tiki-type drinks, and originated in Barbados (at least that's the rumor). There are as many recipes for it as people making it. It's also difficult to find in stores. This version, a cordial made from an infusion of citrus, spices, nuts and sugar, is from Imbibe.com. TIME DOES NOT INCLUDE RESTING TIME"

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (732 g)
  • Calories 1070.3
  • Total Fat - 73.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 202 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 92 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 36.5 g
  • Sugars - 10.4 g
  • Protein - 40.7 g
  • Calcium - 608.5 mg
  • Iron - 8.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 588.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place almonds in a large glass jar, cover with 1 quart of water and seal. Let sit, shaking occasionally, for 30 minutes. Strain the almonds, discarding the water and washing out the jar.

Step 2

Roughly chop the almonds, place them back in the jar, cover with the remaining 1 quart of water and seal. Let sit, shaking occasionally for 4 hours or place in the refrigerator overnight.

Step 3

Place the cloves, allspice and star anise in a large saucepan over medium heat, tossing frequently. After one minute, add the contents of the jar to the saucepan.

Step 4

Add ginger and sugar to saucepan, stirring continuously. When mixture nears a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, clean the emptied glass jar.

Step 5

Remove from heat and let cool. Once cool, add the lime zest and stir.

Step 6

Pour the contents back into the cleaned glass jar, seal and refrigerate overnight or for at least 8 hours.

Step 7

Strain through a double layer of cheesecloth into a large measuring cup. For every 5 ounces of syrup, add 1 ounce of rum. Stir well to integrate. Distribute into fresh bottles, cap and refrigerate. Will keep for up to 2 weeks.


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