Corn 'n' Oil
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Corn 'n' Oil
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.6 / 5
The Corn 'n' Oil is a classic cocktail steeped in Caribbean lore, offering a delectable fusion of rich flavors that invite you to the tropical realms with each sip. This ... more The Corn 'n' Oil is a classic cocktail steeped in Caribbean lore, offering a delectable fusion of rich flavors that invite you to the tropical realms with each sip. This intriguing mix primarily consists of dark and Jamaican rum, combined with the sweet, spiced, and herbal notes of Falernum and a dash of Angostura Bitters to add complexity and a hint of bitterness. Served in a cocktail glass, this drink showcases a perfect balance between the potent kick of the rums and the aromatic allure of its other components. Its unique name adds an air of mystery, making the Corn 'n' Oil a favorite for those seeking to explore traditional Caribbean cocktail culture. This cocktail's richness and depth have made it a beloved choice for rum aficionados and cocktail enthusiasts alike, searching for a drink that delivers warmth, spice, and everything nice.
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Jamaican rum
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32.94% | 2.8 units *
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Classic

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Corn 'n' Oil is a charismatic dance of Caribbean rums, seductively mingled with the sweetly spiced caress of Falernum and the bold punctuation of Angostura Bitters, yielding a tapestry of flavors that veers between sweetness, spice, and nuanced bitterness. This cocktail serves as a warm embrace from the tropics, delightfully balanced in its potent spirits and herbal whispers, making it an enduring choice for those enamored with the intricate art of rum-based concoctions.

Method
How to make a Corn 'n' Oil

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by combining the first three ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice cubes
Gently stir the mixture for about 10-15 seconds to ensure it's well-chilled
Carefully strain the chilled mixture into a glass filled to the brim with crushed ice, creating a smooth, even pour
If you're feeling adventurous, delicately float a layer of black rum on top of the drink by slowly pouring it over the back of a spoon to achieve a floating effect
This step is optional but adds a dramatic touch and depth to the flavor
Enjoy your expertly mixed drink, taking a moment to appreciate the layered look before stirring and sipping

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Float  ·  Layer  ·  Back  ·  Layered  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the name 'Corn 'n' Oil'?

The name 'Corn 'n' Oil' is believed to originate from the drink's appearance and texture, which resemble corn oil. The dark rum sits atop the other ingredients, creating a layer that visually recalls oil floating on water. This cocktail has roots in Caribbean culture, where both rum and falernum, a key ingredient, are staples.

FAQ

Can I use any type of rum for this cocktail?

While you can technically use any type of rum, the traditional recipe calls for a mix of dark rum and Jamaican rum. These specific types of rum contribute to the unique flavor profile of the Corn 'n' Oil, offering a balance between the deep, molasses-like sweetness of dark rum and the fruity, spicy notes typical of Jamaican rum.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

What is falernum, and are there substitutes?

Falernum is a sweet syrup used in Caribbean and tropical drinks, made from lime, almond, ginger, and cloves. It is both a flavoring agent and a sweetener in cocktails. If you can't find falernum, you can substitute it with a mix of almond syrup (orgeat) and lime juice, though the taste will not be identical. The unique spice and sweetness of falernum are hard to replicate.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve the Corn 'n' Oil for the best taste?

The Corn 'n' Oil is best served in a lowball glass, over crushed or cubed ice. Make sure to pour the dark rum last to achieve the signature layered look. The cocktail is not shaken or stirred to maintain its distinct layers. A quick swizzle or gentle stir before drinking can help blend the flavors slightly without merging the layers completely.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

Is the Corn 'n' Oil suitable for all types of occasions?

Yes, the Corn 'n' Oil is a versatile cocktail that suits a variety of occasions. Its rich, complex flavors make it a great choice for sipping on a relaxing evening or at a sophisticated dinner party. However, due to its strong alcohol content, it's wise to enjoy it responsibly.

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