Velvet Falernum is a sugar cane-based liqueur (if you know me, you know that sugar cane is near and dear to my heart) that also incorporates lime juice, almonds and cloves.
Today's drink is the Port Maria cocktail. It did a terrific job of melting away the stresses of my harried work week. By the way, you must forgive me for garnishing this drink with canned (GASP!) pineapple. After the week I've had, I lacked the motivation to get out and buy a fresh pineapple. I will, however, try this drink again, with both fresh pineapple juice and fresh garnish. I'm sure that'll double its stress-relieving properties.
Port Maria CocktailI assume that this cocktail was inspired by Port Maria, a town in Saint Mary parish, Jamaica.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and:
- 1 1/2 oz light rum
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp Velvet Falernum