Velvet Falernum Growing Scarce?
If you ask us, it sounds like the name of a character Billy Dee Williams might have played back in the '70s, but apparently Velvet Falernum is a big name in certain circles. An alcoholic mixer used in a lot of Caribbean and tropical drinks, Velvet Falernum is a mainstay in a lot of rum-based beverages. And, if our sources are correct, it's getting that much harder to come across lately. Maybe that's not a big deal for you, but a lot of bartenders rely on it for making unique drinks and we thought you should know.
If nothing else it's a good tidbit to drop at your next cocktail party. Clutching your Rum Collins, you might say "Oh, I usually like to zazz these up with a drop of the Falernum, but you just can't seem to get it these days." You'll wow your friends with your knowledge of spirits, and better yet, if you can get your hands on some you'll be the envy of your associates in the know.
If anyone can get hard facts for us on this supposed drought, please let us know, and for those of you who haven't heard of it, here's the rundown on the stuff from Wikipedia.
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Posted by Jake Jamieson at January 30, 2008 11:46 PM