Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1852 &
"Five Years' Residence in the West Indies", By Charles William Day, 1852
"Wine is not drunk at our table, but cold brandy and water, or sometimes a sort of cold rum punch called "falurnum," a very baneful, heady, bilious drink in great request."
Does anyone know the recipe for this particular rum punch, or has Charles Day simply confused the liqueur with the name of the potation?
Beverages, past and present by Edward R. (Edward Randolph) Emerson - 1908
"Another drink made with rum was called falurnum, perhaps in honour of the ancient
Falernian. It was always served cold..."
So even after reading Ted Haigh's article on Falernum I am really none the wiser. Sure it is a brand of liquor, but what else was it?
"Pocket Guide to the West Indies", by Algernon Aspinall, 1914:
"Amongst other beverages peculiar to the West Indies which should be asked for are pimento dram and falernum..."
Edited by ThinkingBartender, 21 September 2006 - 06:16 AM.