(n.): A sweetened syrup or liqueur made from lime zest, cloves, sugar, ginger and almonds that most likely originated in 19th-century Barbados. It can be either nonalcoholic or alcoholic and is often yellow in color. Though several lay claim to its invention, the mix was likely made in many households before commercial production began. The syrup plays an essential role in many tiki drinks such as Zombie Punch and the Bermuda Rum Swizzle. It can be hard to find quality versions of the syrup in stores, so many bars and restaurants make their own version in-house. Brands to try include John D. Taylor’s and Fee Brother’s.

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