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After one sip, you’ll feel the spur dig in.

Barbados is one of the Caribbean islands that has eluded me thus far. A sin I know. It’s been called the birthplace of rum and a good friend, Mr. Rum Connection was just there exploring the island’s famous rum culture. Because of this, I was inspired to sip on a little Bajan rum.


Cockspur is a wonderful rum that hails from Barbados and is the inspiration for this week’s Boat Drink Recipe. The drink is called the Cockspur Corn & Oil. Not the most normal name for a cocktail, but his made me curious.

The Corn & Oil is made with regular Cockspur Gold Rum and another interesting ingredient, Cockspur Falernum.

Cockspur Falernum is a go-to Bajan accessory for cocktail creation. Made with only the finest Caribbean spices that allow the flavors to marry using a time-honored tradition that has been a Barbadian secret for over 100 years. They then add lime juice to create a deliciously sweet, slightly spicy Falernum that has been an island favorite for generations.

Let’s get to mixing.

Cockspur Corn & Oil Drink Recipe


  • 1 1/2 oz COCKSPUR Rum
  • 1 1/2 oz COCKSPUR Falernum
  • 1 lime (quartered)

Mixing Instructions: Muddle and serve on the rocks with a wedge of lime. Raise glass and toast.

The Cockspur Falernum may be hard to find in the US, but I believe it is found throughout the Caribbean. Grab a bottle the next time you’re in the islands and let me know what you think of this cocktail.


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About the Author: Castaway Crystal

I'm a beach bunny hopping from island to island with camera in hand. I love experiencing all the Caribbean has to offer and sharing it with you! Conch fritter connoisseur, animal and nature lover, and RumShopRyan’s salty first mate. To learn more, visit our About Us Page.