Jolly Roger Cocktail

The flavor of molasses balances well with the ginger notes from the falernum. Falernum is an ingredient sometimes found in the tiki era drinks of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic, and it works specifically well in rum based drinks. It however had been unavailable for a while in the US. Recently it came back, and so I was playing around one day to try to come up with a drink that would make use of it, as well as pay a little homage to rum and it's roots upon the often treacherous seas.


Dark rum 1 Ounce
Light rum 1 Ounce
Orange juice 1 Ounce
Falernum 1/4 Ounce
Angostura aromatic bitters 1 Dash
Orange twist 1
Ice cubes 1 Cup (16 tbs)



Shake dark rum, light rum, orange juice, falernum and angostura bitters with ice.

Strain into ice filled rock glass.

Garnish with orange twist.


Serve with long straws and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 197Calories from Fat 1

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 5 mg0.21%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 8 g

Protein %

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Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet