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Four Spiced Rum Cocktail Recipes to Get You Through Winter

It's cold, it's wintry — so when you're not filling your tum with soup, warm it with rum.
By Kat Hayes
August 03, 2018
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Four Spiced Rum Cocktail Recipes to Get You Through Winter

It's cold, it's wintry — so when you're not filling your tum with soup, warm it with rum.
By Kat Hayes
August 03, 2018
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Filling your stomach with warm, toasty things to get you through the cold months is a tried and true method for surviving winter. We're talking veggie soup and ramen right through to hot chips and cheesy bowls of pasta. And not to mention booze — spirits like rum are often a good call for your cold bones, particularly they have a bit of wintry spice to it.

As such, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum isn't too shabby a choice to liven things up and make you feel warm and cosy on your insides. At a recent Christmas in July event in Sydney, Kraken whipped out a a selection of dark wintry cocktails made to warm even the most cold-blooded, all made with its signature Black Spiced Rum. We learnt the tricks to some new fancy spiced rum cocktails that may just be our lifeblood until the sun comes around again — and we've nabbed the recipes. Here are four recipes to get you playing along at home.

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SPICED EGG FOGG

A twist on the standard Christmas classic, this eggnog is much more appropriate for winter. Too often you've got the summer (and meat) sweats on Christmas Day, so this Egg Fogg might be the perfect way to warm up to Christmas in July — Kraken Black Spiced Rum provides the kick needed.

Ingredients

700ml of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
24 egg yolks
12 egg whites
3 cups of sugar
2 litres of milk
2 litres of cream
1 tablespoons of orange marmalade
3 cloves
4 star anise
2 cinnamon quills
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Method

Combine cream, milk, marmalade and all spices in large pot over heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Whisk together egg yolks and sugar in a separate bowl, slowly adding the rum bit by bit. When it's all mixed in, add the cream and milk mixture, then serve into rocks glasses. To finish, mix egg whites until they've formed soft peaks and top the eggnog mixture with the peaks. If you want to go the whole hog and just happen to have a kitchen blowtorch lying around, toast the tops of the peaks. Garnish with a star anise and serve (maybe while wearing a Christmas jumper).

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SUCKER PUNCH

The Sucker Punch has more of a fruity vibe, with orange liqueur, lime juice and fresh pineapple on the go for one big hit of vitamin C. Along with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, this one straddles that very important cocktail line of sweet vs sour, and will have you forgetting you're not on a tropical holiday.

Ingredients

30ml of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
15ml of Italian bitter orange liqueur
15ml of fresh pressed lime juice
15ml of demerara sugar syrup or agave syrup
60ml of fresh pressed pineapple juice

Method

This one's simple: chuck all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a Nick and Nora glass, or any cocktail glass that makes you feel fancy.

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SEA SPECTOR

The Sea Spector is one of those 'the simpler the better' cocktails, with just three ingredients and a lemon peel garnish. Using falernum — a Caribbean syrup made of sugar cane syrup, lime, almond and cloves — the Sea Spector is a bit of a taste of the ocean (just without all the salt).

Ingredients

30ml of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
10ml of falernum syrup
3 dashes Creole bitters
1 swathe of lemon peel

Method

Stir all ingredients over ice in a glass then strain straight over ice into a frosty rocks glass fresh from the freezer. Pop the lemon peel in and wham, bam, thank you ma'am you've a pretty civilised cocktail on your hands.

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KRAKEN ESPRESSO MARTINI

Of course, no cocktail menu is complete without the requisite espresso martini — and this one's a corker. Give yourself a treat in the form of a rum cocktail that will also wake you up and have you raring for the rest of the night with the coffee, chocolate bitters in a glass rimmed with coffee beans and salt.

Ingredients

30ml of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
15ml of coffee liqueur
60ml of espresso coffee
15ml of agave syrup
2 dashes chocolate bitters
A mix of smashed coffee beans and salt

Method

Grab a coupette glass, wet the rim, and coat with a mix of smashed coffee beans and salt. Combine all ingredients and shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into the glass, sip through the caffeinated rim and enjoy that sweet, sweet kick.

Published on August 03, 2018 by Kat Hayes

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