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clairin

Type

Sugar cane & molasses-based spirits

Description

Generic for Haitian high-proof raw minimally-aged white cane spirit - a rum of sorts. Appears in the Petion and Dessalines Cocktails, both introduced by Esquire magazine in the 1940s. The term "clarion" which appears in some recipe guides is a misspelling of clairin. Excellent as a mixer.

Flavor

rum, sharp, strong and raw

Availability

Limited availability. Produced and sold in Haiti. Known to be distributed in Haiti and United States. Rarely exported. Regional.

Substitute

cachaca, cane aguardiente, other strongly-flavored white rum

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 2 recipes in CocktailDB.
pictureDessalines Cocktail
picturePetion

Museum of the American Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail 2006
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