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Yo-Ho-Ho & A Bottle Of Kraken Spiced Rum

Bottle Of Kraken Spiced Rum
[1] The Kraken gold spiced rum (all photos © Proximo Spirits).

Spiced Rum & Coke Cocktail
[2] Recipe #1: Kraken & Cola.

Kraken Spiced Rum Cocktail With Orange Soda
[3] Recipe #2: Kraken Crush.

Kraken Spiced Rum Daiquiri
[4] Recipe #3: Kraken Daiquiri.

Kraken's Keep Spiced Rum Cocktail
[5] Recipe #4: Kraken’s Keep.


August 16th is National Rum Day, and we’ve been having delicious fun with these cocktails from The Kraken Spiced Rum. We reviewed this yummy, fun-concept rum earlier this summer.

Now, we’re back with four entertaining cocktails that will take you from summer through Halloween (with their spooky garnishes) and beyond.
> The history of rum.

> The different types of rum.

> The history of spiced rum is below.

> Head to The Kraken website for more information.

Instead of a plain Rum & Coke, spice things up with a Spiced Rum & Coke.
Ingredients Per Drink

  • 1 part The Kraken Gold Spiced Rum
  • 3 parts cola
  • Crushed ice

    1. COMBINE the rum and cola in a tall glass (ideally a vintage cola glass) with ice.

    2. GARNISH with a black cherry encapsulated in a lime wheel—a.k.a. The Kraken’s Eye. Serve.

    Ingredients Per Drink

  • 1 part The Kraken Gold Spiced Rum
  • 3 parts orange soda
  • Crushed ice
  • Garnish: candied orange strips (recipe #5 below))

    1. COMBINE the ingredients in a rocks glass with crushed ice.

    2. GARNISH with candied orange strips and serve.

    Ingredients Per Drink

  • 3 parts The Kraken Gold Spiced Rum
  • 1.5 parts lime juice
  • .5 part simple syrup (sugar syrup—the recipe)
  • 1 12-ounce bag frozen passionfruit
  • 1 part triple sec or other orange liqueur (e.g. Cointreau, Grand Marnier)
  • Garnish: a slice of whole passionfruit, skin on, and a lime wedge

    1. BLEND the ingredients together. Pour into a Martini glass.

    2. GARNISH and serve.

    Ingredients Per Drink

  • 1.5 part The Kraken Gold Spiced Rum
  • 1⁄2 part orange juice
  • 2 parts pineapple juice
  • 1 pinch gold luster dust
  • Garnishes: 2 long orange peels, 1 pineapple spear, 1 torched cinnamon stick

    1. COMBINE the ingredients in a rocks glass with crushed ice.

    2. GARNISH h with two long orange peels, a pineapple spear, & torched cinnamon stick.


    You can make this with any citrus peel: grapefruit, lemon, lime, or pomelo.

  • 3 lemons or limes, 1 grapefruit or 2 oranges
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups white sugar

    1. WASH the citrus, pat dry, and remove the fruit pulp and as much of the white pith as you can. Cut peel into slices 1/4 inch wide.

    2. BOIL water in a small pan; add peel strips. Boil for 5 minutes, until tender.

    3. REMOVE peels from water and whisk in sugar until dissolved. Return water to a boil; add peels and boil until syrup absorbs into the peel.

    4. DRAIN cooked peel on paper towels. After they dry, you can store them in an airtight jar for a week.

    Spiced rum has its roots in the 17th century, at the dawn of rum production (here’s the history of rum).

    Sailors, pirates, and other denizens of the Caribbean added spices and other ingredients to their rum to mask the harsh taste of the low-quality alcohol.

    This practice gave birth to the first spiced rums, which were used both as a beverage and a form of currency among sailors.

    Over time, spiced rum became an integral part of Caribbean culture and even found its way into medicinal use, treating various ailments.

    The popularity of spiced rum spread to other parts of the world, including Europe, where it gained favor among the working class.

    In the 19th and 20th centuries, spiced rum gained even more popularity, with many distilleries experimenting with new spices and flavors. Today, spiced rum is one of the most popular forms of rum enjoyed by people worldwide.

    Each distiller of spiced rum has a proprietary blend of spices that create its distinct flavor. While classic spices like cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg may be common to most, other spices from allspice (a.k.a. Jamaican pepper) and cardamom to ginger and star anise and are used.

    Here’s more about spiced rum [source].




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