Many people ask what Falernum is or how to find it when it shows up in recipes from time to time. It is a bit difficult to find in my area, but can be found online from time to time. You can also try your hand at making Falernum at home. Falernum is simply delicious. It’s a bit of spice, bit of sweet and ever so warming. Many Tiki style cocktails call for Falernum.
Taste: Sweetness followed by pepper such as mild black pepper. Quickly fades rather than scalding the tongue. Almost too much sweetness in comparison to the peppery spice. The sweet to pepper flavors are slightly in competition with one another. Although, the sweet to peppery flavor has me instantly craving salty thin potato chips. Lays potato chips to be precise… Lays potato chips… like a cocktail you can’t have just one.