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Carpissima – Cocktail

Making equipment:-
  • Makes 1 old-fashioned glass
  • Muddler


  • ½ lime, plus a wheel for decorating
  • 2 measures amber rum
  • 5 red grapes, plus extra for decorating
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of velvet falernum
  • Crushed ice

One good teacher in a lifetime may sometimes change a delinquent into a solid citizen.

– Philip Wylie


  • Muddle the lime and grapes at the base of a glass.
  • Add the rum, sugar and velvet falernum and half-fill the glass with crushed ice.
  • Churn the mixture with a muddler until thoroughly mixed.