2 oz Añejo rum (Barbados preferably)
1⁄2 oz Falernum
1⁄4 oz Bénédictine
1⁄4 oz Amer Picon (Perhaps sub a bitter citrus-forward amaro like Amaro Nonino, Ramazzotti, Averna or Montenegro)
1 twst Orange peel (As garnish)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with an orange twist.


On National Rum Day, I thought about how falernum can almost sub for a vermouth in some drinks, and I decided to cross the Corn'n'Oil with the Creole Cocktail. For a name, I dubbed this one after the Bajan Creole phrase of "Don't take a six for a nine" meaning not to misjudge a person's true intentions.

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FRY 2020
Posted by yarm on 8/30/2020
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Frederic Yarm, Boston, MA
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