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Corn n Oil, a Classic Caribbean Rum Cocktail

by | Dec 24, 2022 | 0 comments

The Corn ‘n Oil cocktail is a traditional drink that originated in the Caribbean, particularly in Barbados. It has a long history and is often associated with the island’s rum culture.

Corn n Oil Recipe

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Recipe by Carl Busch Course: BeverageCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Corn and Oil is a boozy three-ingredient rum cocktail.


  • 2 ounces 2 Blended Aged Rum

  • .5 ounce .5 Velvet Falernum

  • 2 - 4 Dashes 2 - 4 Angostura Bitters


  • Place your ingredients into a double rocks glass.
  • Fill with crushed or pebble ice.
  • Stir till chilled.
  • Top off with more crushed or pebble ice.
  • Place a straw in your cocktail and enjoy!

History of the Corn n Oil Cocktail

The exact origin of the Corn ‘n Oil cocktail is unclear, but it is believed to have emerged in Barbados during the 19th century. It was primarily consumed by locals and rum enthusiasts on the island.

It has been a staple in Barbadian and Caribbean cocktail culture for generations. It is often served in bars and restaurants across the region, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

In recent years, the Corn ‘n Oil cocktail has gained popularity beyond the Caribbean and has been featured on cocktail menus in various parts of the world. Its unique combination of flavors and its connection to Barbadian rum heritage have contributed to its appeal.

What Ingredients Are Used

The Corn ‘n Oil cocktail traditionally consists of two main ingredients: dark rum and falernum. Dark rum is a type of rum that has a rich and robust flavor profile, while falernum is a sweet syrup made from spices, almonds, lime zest, and sometimes rum.

How Did Corn n Oil Get It’s Name?

The origin of the cocktail’s name is debated. Some theories suggest that the “corn” in Corn ‘n Oil refers to the grain ingredient found in some versions of falernum syrup, while others argue that it is a corruption of “coron” or “corona,” which means crown in Spanish and may refer to the combination of rum and falernum creating a regal drink.

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