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If you've been dreaming of a white Christmas in July, this isn't for you. This year, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is turning tradition on its head by transforming popular Sydney haunt Porteño's Cleveland Street event space into a deep, dark, mysterious wonderland for one evening only.
On arrival, you'll be led down a black carpet, immersed in the sounds of a violin being played live within a giant snow globe. You'll then be met with a warming Spiced Egg Fogg. The cocktail is a take on traditional eggnog, spiked with orange marmalade and — you guessed it — The Kraken Black Spiced Rum.
Next up is an enigmatic feast, featuring dishes infused with black or blackened ingredients. Among Porteño's offerings, you'll find mulled wine-braised octopus with cuttlefish rice, spiced black pudding with Kraken kraut and ash rum baba with liquorice cream. Three adventurous cocktails — a Sucker Punch, Sea Spector and Kraken Espresso Martini — will be available to enjoy with dishes.
And they're not the only surprises. The plan is to keep you entirely ensconced in The Kraken's wintry abyss with a scattering of unexpected events. We can tell you, however, to look out for snow and listen for a cappella carollers. Your ticket includes absolutely everything: cocktails, the feast, live happenings and a farewell gift to take home.
Kraken Kristmas in July will take place on Friday, July 13 from 8pm-11pm. This is an 18+ event and you can snag a ticket here.