Finishing the Falernum
After more than three days of infusing the prior ingredients, it was time to strain, press, and complete Falernum #4.
Falernum #4 ingredients, cont.
3 cups simple syrup
1½ cups fresh lime juice
The sunlight was intoxicatingly shining on these halved limes.
You can see the spent remains of the macerate.
I twist the cheesecloth and squeeze every last tidbit of flavorful liquid.
After combining the infused rum liquid, lime juice and simple syrup together, I shook to combine. This produced nearly one half gallon of falernum for bottling and storage. It will last me about three months.
To test and toast my newly born falernum #4, I whipped up a Corn ‘n’ Oil.
Corn ‘n’ Oil
3 oz falernum
2 oz Cockspur 12
dash Fees Bros. aromatic bitters
Shake with 5 oz crushed ice and pour into double rocks glass.