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Friday Cocktail: “The Old Kraken”

by Gerry Jobe on March 2, 2012

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(Photos courtesy of Spatulamedia)

This variation on The Old Fashioned came to be from a conversation with fellow barman Micah Jensen. While creating drinks for our cocktail list we pondered what Mickey, Rocky’s Trainer would drink. We asked “What would Mickey’s cocktail be? What if Mickey and Quint from Jaws sat down at an old Sailor pub…what would they drink?” Our answer was The Old Kraken.

The Black Strap Molasses matched with spice and lifted by house made Bleeding Heart Plum Bitters and citrus, makes this twist on a classic a great long sip to be enjoyed on days when you feel like an eighty year old sailor who’s survived a few battles and still has the gumption to go to war. Garnished with a dehydrated cherry from Lake country Harvest, reconstituted in The Kraken Rum and pierced by the tentacle of the beast itself, this is easily one of our most popular drinks of both staff and our regular customers.

  • 1 sugar cube soaked in 5 dashes Bleeding Heart Bitters (you can substitute Fee Bros. Plum)
  • 2 dashes Angostura
  • ½ bar spoon of soda
  • 2oz The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
  • 1 Orange Zest, 1 Lemon Zest

Build like an Old Fashioned and garnish with Rum soaked Cherry.

~ Gerry Jobe

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