Corn ‘n’ Oil
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Corn ‘n’ Oil
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4.45 / 5
The Corn 'n' Oil is a classic cocktail hailing from the Caribbean, reputed for its rich and warming flavor profile that perfectly balances sweet, spice, and citrus notes. Its main ... more The Corn 'n' Oil is a classic cocktail hailing from the Caribbean, reputed for its rich and warming flavor profile that perfectly balances sweet, spice, and citrus notes. Its main components include a robust base of white rum complemented by a pour of dark rum, which adds depth and complexity. The inclusion of Velvet Falernum introduces a sweet, spiced, and slightly herbal undertone, often with hints of lime, almond, and clove, that is characteristic of many tropical drinks. Angostura bitters provide a subtle aromatic bitterness that intertwines beautifully with the other ingredients, resulting in a layered and satisfying sipping experience. Traditionally served in a whisky glass over ice, the Corn 'n' Oil is a testament to the simple yet flavorful art of Caribbean cocktail craft.
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White rum
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Lime
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32.94% | 2.8 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Corn 'n' Oil masterfully balances the deep, molasses-toned sweetness from the dark rum and the tender herbal notes of falernum, with a invigorating dash of Angostura bitters to cut through the richness. This blend transforms each sip into a decadent experience, where the robust intensity of white rum serves as the perfect backdrop for the spices and subtle citrus to dance, delivering a classic Caribbean delight that warms the palate pleasantly.

Method
How to make a Corn ‘n’ Oil

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Stir the Havana rum, falernum and bitters together in a mixing glass with ice, then strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice
Float the dark rum on top
Squeeze in and garnish with a quarter of lime and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Bitters  ·  Strain  ·  Float  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Corn ‘n’ Oil cocktail?

The Corn ‘n’ Oil is a classic Bajan (Barbadian) cocktail. Its origins are deeply rooted in the Caribbean culture, often associated with the island's rich history of rum production. The name itself is thought to reflect the cocktail's appearance and texture, which can resemble oil floating on water, especially before it is fully stirred. The drink underscores the importance of rum in the Caribbean's social and cultural life.

FAQ

How does the choice of rum affect the taste of the Corn ‘n’ Oil?

The choice of rum can significantly impact the flavor profile of the Corn ‘n’ Oil. The cocktail traditionally uses a mix of white and dark rum, providing a balance between the lighter, more floral notes of white rum and the rich, molasses-like sweetness of dark rum. The complexity and depth of the drink can be adjusted by experimenting with different brands and ages of rum, affecting its sweetness, smoothness, and overall character.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Velvet Falernum in a Corn ‘n’ Oil?

Velvet Falernum is a key ingredient in Corn ‘n’ Oil, offering unique lime, almond, and clove flavors that are hard to replicate. While substitutions can be made, they may significantly alter the drink’s profile. Homemade falernum or a combination of simple syrup, lime juice, almond extract, and cloves might mimic its taste to some degree, but using the original Velvet Falernum is highly recommended for the authentic experience.

FAQ

Is the Corn ‘n’ Oil suitable for serving at a party?

Absolutely, the Corn ‘n’ Oil is an excellent choice for a party, particularly if you’re aiming for a theme with a Caribbean or tropical vibe. Its unique taste, combining the richness of rum with the intriguing flavors of Velvet Falernum and Angostura Bitters, makes it a sophisticated yet approachable choice that can appeal to a wide range of guests. Its simplicity in preparation also allows for easy serving to larger groups.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish goes well with a Corn ‘n’ Oil?

A Corn ‘n’ Oil is typically garnished with a lime wedge or twist. The freshness of the lime complements the drink's richness and complex flavor profile, adding an aromatic freshness that enhances the overall drinking experience. Optionally, you can also add a cherry or a sprig of mint for an extra layer of visual appeal and a subtle flavor twist.

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