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The best three cocktails to make with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

 Release The Kraken and your inner mixologist with these fun cocktails that are as smooth as The Kraken Black Spiced Rum. 

With the start of a new year comes a promise of new adventure. And what's an adventure without a little fun and mystery? Don’t just begin your year, dive into the deep end, grab your ship by the sails and go forth into the great unknown. Or honestly, just have a taste of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum — the adventure will be way smoother.

As the world’s first black spiced rum, The Kraken Rum has unleashed a beast of a premium spirit with unparalleled taste and a smooth, rich flavour. Crafted from aged Caribbean rum and blended with more than 13 secret spices, The Kraken is as mysterious and intriguing as its surrounding lore.

Legend has it that a ship carrying spiced rum from the Caribbean was attacked by a Kraken which plunged the vessel and its crew into the darkness of the sea with its giant tentacles. All of the rum was destroyed, except one lone barrel stained with the creature’s black ink and The Kraken Black Spiced Rum was born. 

We’ll never fully know the truth behind the myth, but what we do know is that those who indulge in The Kraken will never forget it. With its vanilla, clove and cinnamon notes, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is ideal for elevating simple mixed drinks or mixing with complex cocktails. 

All it takes is some attention to small details and quality ingredients to take your drinks to the next level. Try making one of these three Kraken classic rum cocktails at home, from a twist on a tried-and-true rum and Coke to a winter tipple that will warm you right up. May your transition into 2021 be as smooth as your drinks. 

Buy The Kraken Black Spiced Rum online now.

 

Make this: The Kraken Rum & Cola

Rum and Coke is a classic – but why not make it that much better with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum?

Kraken Black Spiced Rum cocktail recipes | The Kraken & Cola, a twist on the classic rum and coke

Serves 1

Preparation time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Premium cola (ideally made with cane sugar)

Method

1. Add 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters to a rocks glass.

2. Peel a strip of lime skin and squeeze the skin so the oils fall to the bottom of the glass.

3. Add The Kraken and fill the glass with cola.

4. Garnish with a lime wedge. 

Make this: The Kraken Rum Winter Cider

Laced with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, this fragrant winter tipple will warm you up even on the coldest nights.

Kraken Black Spiced Rum cocktail recipes | The Kraken spiced winter cider

Serves 2

Preparation time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 oz The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
  • 3 oz unfiltered apple cider
  • ¼ oz fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Method

1. Heat up the cider in a microwave or on the stovetop. 

2. Stir in all ingredients in a mug with a cinnamon stick.

3. For some extra winter flair, simmer the syrup with fall spices like clove, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Make this: The Kraken Kramble

The Kraken Rum meets a blast of berry for the aspiring mixologist.

Kraken Black Spiced Rum cocktail recipes | The Kraken Kramble, a blackberry forward beverage

Serves 1

Preparation time 5

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ oz The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
  • ½ oz Crème de cassis
  • ¼ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 4-5 muddled blackberries

Method

1. Muddle the black berries in the bottom of a large rocks glass.

2. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker with ice.

3. Shake, then pour into the rocks glass and garnish with a blackberry.  

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