falernum

Pronunciation: [fuh-LER-nuhm]

A syrupy sweetener with a flavor reminiscent of lime, ginger and almonds. It's made in the West Indies, primarily used in mixed drinks and can be found in liquor stores.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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