Corn & Oil

Ingredients

The Corn & Oil, aka Corning Oil, is a popular drink in the Caribbeans, particularly Barbados and Jamaica, and uses a dark, oil-like blackstrap rum. Blackstrap rum often gets a bad rap…… it doesn’t have an official category in the world of rum, and its black color certainly does not come from years of aging in a barrel. This cocktail combines common Caribbean flavors—the spice of Velvet Falernum, bitters, lime, and molasses-rich rum— making it similar to a Dark ‘n’ Stormy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oz Blackstrap or Aged Rum
  • 1/2 oz Falernum
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: Lime wedge

PREPARATION

Combine rum, falernum, and lime juice in a rocks glass. Top with crushed or cracked ice. Add the bitters and stir ingredients until well chilled. The glass should be frosty. Top with bitters and serve with a lime wedge. One bartender out of Detroit states, “A quick Google search will reveal that most historical recipes suggest a stirred drink, but shaking allows air to get into the cocktail and helps incorporate the ingredients thoroughly and brighten the citrus.”

Preparation

Scroll to Top
home
recipes
spirits
speak easy
bar tips
Shop