Spiced Tomato Falernum
This is a warm and bright savory liqueur. It suits coffee cocktails excellently, but can be used to bring a savory note to an array of cocktails.
The recipe is pretty versatile, and you replace the tomato and poitín with different liquors of your preference.
Peel 1 orange and 1 lemon. Reserve the peels
Add 150 ml of water to a saucepan
Add 2¼ cups of turbinado sugar. Mix over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved
Add 2 cinnamon sticks and 1 star anise
Add 5 allspice berries and 5 cloves
Add the orange and lemon peels. Simmer over medium-low heat for 20m to infuse
Let it cool down at room temperature for at least 1h. Strain the syrup into a bowl
Add 75 ml of poitín
Add 75 ml of tomato liqueur and stir
Transfer the mixture to a bottle and store in the refrigerator. The spiced tomato falernum is ready
Use it to add a spiced, savory twist to a variety of cocktails. Enjoy!
Yield 400 ml
Tomato Liqueur75 ml
Turbinado Sugar2¼ cups