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Falernum is a sweet syrup used in Tropical and Caribbean drinks. It contains flavors of almond, ginger and/or cloves, and lime, and sometimes vanilla or allspice. It is used in cocktails in a manner similar to orgeat syrup. The syrup form is usually non-alcoholic. The consistency is thick, the color can be white to light amber, and it may be clear or translucent.
Falernum may owe its name to the Roman wine of Campania: "Falernian".
Some reports have the origination of Falernum dated back to the 1700s, but the earliest known reference in bar manuals seems to be the 1930s. One producer (see below) claims their recipe to date to 1890, winning awards as early as 1923. Famous drinks including Falernum include: