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Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby peyote2004 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:00 am

I was wondering if anyone here drinks Kraken black spiced rum ...

I received a bottle from a friend, and I need some mix ideas ... the problem is, I don't drink anything carbonated, and most rum mixes have some form of soda in them.

I usually only drink vodka, so I'm not very well versed on things to mix with rum... So, any ideas you have would be welcome.

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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:57 am

My FAAAAAAAAAAAAVORITE.

Straight on ice works great.

Ginger beer + lime squirt = Dark & Stormy

In a pinch, just straight ginger ale will work.


Google also works.. in a pinch.


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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby peyote2004 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:53 am

I spent quite a while on google looking for ideas.... I didn't find muck without some sort of soda. Since I don't drink anything carbonated, gingerale is out. I did find one that's suggest a adding coconut water as a mix.

I like it on the rocks, but since I can count the number of alcoholic beverages I've had since last Christmas on one hand, drinking it straight up will put me under the table fast.
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:49 am

It's nice to sip off of, though. It doesn't have to be a get drunk thing.. it just tastes really good. Put it in a small glass over some ice with a squeeze of lime juice.. swirl it around.. let some of the ice melt a little. Maybe a pinch of sugar in there.
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:26 am

rum and coke.


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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby Box Burner » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:04 am

for some reason my reply did not take.

Spiced rum is

good in coffee with cream and sugar.

good in warm milk with sugar and spices like cinnamon or cloves and nutmeg. as a nitecap.

good in egg nog.

also good in hot chocolate.
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:07 am

Make french toast with it.

Add a shot to the egg batter..
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:11 am

Juice. All kinds of juice go with rum. Do try it, if you will.
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby Box Burner » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:24 am

pineapple juice and spiced rum in particular.
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby illy dilly » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:25 am

I'm a big fan of Spiced Rum and ICE COLD orange juice.
Though, it will look disgusting! The dark rum mixed with the orange juice is a nasty brown color, but tasty!
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby VultureChow » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:40 am

Pineapple juice, coco lopez and kraken. Don't even bother blending, just shake vigorously.

Also, you might have some fun with some goya fruit nectars. Strawberry and mango are particularly delicious.
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby TomServo » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:52 am

Found this insane litttle recipe.

Call of Cthulhu the Cocktail

In Blender add:
1oz. KRAKEN Rum
1oz. Gold Rum
1oz. Lemon Hart 151 Demarara Rum
1/4 oz. Faldernum (sold at BevMo)
1/2 oz Maraschino liqeur
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
3/4oz. Lime juice
3/4oz. Grapefruit juice
3/4oz. Orange Juice
3/4oz. Pineapple juice
2 dashes of aromatic bitters
1/8 tsp. Strega liqeur
1 cup crushed ice.
-Blend for 5 seconds Pour over extra crushed ice in chimney glass. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. of Brine (keep reading)

BRINE: in small mixing glass, combine 2 oz. Vodka with 1/4 tsp Sea Salt. Stir until dissolved. May be used in dasher bottle or eye dropper.

Garnish with slice of star fruit and Tentacles carved from lime shell
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby graidawg » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:15 am

if you can find it ginger cordial, with water or (american) lemonade works as non-carbonated dark and stormy. i personally found it tastier once i got used to the lack of bubbles.
anOther weird mixers for Kraken rum is espresso. the liquorice of the rum goes very well
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby peyote2004 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:19 am

Box Burner wrote:... Spiced rum is
good in coffee with cream and sugar.
good in warm milk with sugar and spices like cinnamon or cloves and nutmeg. as a nitecap.
good in egg nog.
also good in hot chocolate.


I've had Kraken in egg nog. It was good :) I haven't tried any of the other ways you mentioned.

Ugly Dougly wrote:Juice. All kinds of juice go with rum. Do try it, if you will.

I know juice goes well with regular rum, but wasn't sure about a dark spiced rum like Kraken.

illy dilly wrote:I'm a big fan of Spiced Rum and ICE COLD orange juice.
Though, it will look disgusting! The dark rum mixed with the orange juice is a nasty brown color, but tasty!


Really ... OJ? I never would have thought of that. I'll give it a try... may be a good drink for the Halloween party I'm going to on Saturday.

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone :)
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby illy dilly » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:22 am

peyote2004 wrote:
illy dilly wrote:I'm a big fan of Spiced Rum and ICE COLD orange juice.
Though, it will look disgusting! The dark rum mixed with the orange juice is a nasty brown color, but tasty!


Really ... OJ? I never would have thought of that. I'll give it a try... may be a good drink for the Halloween party I'm going to on Saturday.

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone :)

Just keep in mind, it looks nasty! Sort of brownish yellow. :?
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby peyote2004 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:29 am

If I have it for the party, the nasty look, will go well with my costume colors.

I'll give it a try on Friday, and if I don't like it, I'll save the Kraken for Christmas nog, and stick with vodka & OJ for the party... but I really want to drink the Kraken :twisted:
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:01 am

peyote2004 wrote:I really want to drink the Kraken...

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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby Savannah » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:12 am

illy dilly wrote:
peyote2004 wrote:
illy dilly wrote:I'm a big fan of Spiced Rum and ICE COLD orange juice.
Though, it will look disgusting! The dark rum mixed with the orange juice is a nasty brown color, but tasty!


Really ... OJ? I never would have thought of that. I'll give it a try... may be a good drink for the Halloween party I'm going to on Saturday.

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone :)

Just keep in mind, it looks nasty! Sort of brownish yellow. :?


Maybe a dash of grenadine could fix that?
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby graidawg » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:25 am

Savannah wrote:
illy dilly wrote:
peyote2004 wrote:
Really ... OJ? I never would have thought of that. I'll give it a try... may be a good drink for the Halloween party I'm going to on Saturday.

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone :)

Just keep in mind, it looks nasty! Sort of brownish yellow. :?


Maybe a dash of grenadine could fix that?



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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:26 am

illy dilly wrote:
peyote2004 wrote:
illy dilly wrote:I'm a big fan of Spiced Rum and ICE COLD orange juice.
Though, it will look disgusting! The dark rum mixed with the orange juice is a nasty brown color, but tasty!


Really ... OJ? I never would have thought of that. I'll give it a try... may be a good drink for the Halloween party I'm going to on Saturday.

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone :)

Just keep in mind, it looks nasty! Sort of brownish yellow. :?


Savannah wrote:Maybe a dash of grenadine could fix that?

Maybe, at least red is in the same range as brown/orange and would pull it more towards orange from the yellow.
However, at this point, it might all just become mud...
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Re: Mixes for Dark Spiced Rum

Postby trilobyte » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:01 pm

+1 to much of what's been said above. Kraken is a dark, spicy rum. If you take a peek at any of the bartending sites on the internet, you should find a lot of fun (and delicious) things to try that use dark or spiced rums. It's pretty compatible with most sodas and juices, but it's also pretty flavorful on its own. Some of my campmates and I were enjoying it over ice by day or just plain straight up by night (it's a fun bottle to swig from).
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:42 pm

I'm holding out for Cthulhu Rum...
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby mudpuppy000 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:08 pm

Make some Rum cake with it. MMmmMmMmMMmmMm.

I don't know if it would work with a dark rum like that, but I've had some amazing infused rums. Banana/vanilla bean is incredible. You can dilute it and sweeten a bit so you don't have to drink it straight up.
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby Box Burner » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:42 pm

OK

Here is one from my Grandfather in Brazil

1 fresh egg
1 shot of rum
1 Tbs sugar

Collect egg from chicken. Break egg into a cup; discard shell. Add rum and sugar. stir with fork until well blended and sugar is disolved. Drink


Haven't tasted this since I was 5 years old. I remember watching my Grandfather make it a couple of times a day when my mother and I went to visit him in Brazil. He would give me a taste of it whenever my mom was not around. Probably why I like rum so much.
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:35 am

Hmm... that sounds familiar..

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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby nilasnake » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:18 pm

i'd suggest drinking it straight from a flask, that you pass among friends while sitting around a fire pit. it will taste perfect!
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby Elorrum » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:56 pm

The songify original of this is classic, but I like the duet and the uke on this one.
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby illy dilly » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:21 pm

So, after talking about The Kraken so much, I had to try it.
The bottle kicks ass and is really easy to drink out of with the little finger handles.

But well, it sorta sucks for the price. :(
It doesn't go down smooth and doesn't have a very good taste for spiced rum.
For the same price I much prefer Sailor Jerry. Sadly, Sailor Jerry doesn't' have a cool name or come in a really cool bottle. Then again, I'm not a huge fan of Spiced Rum to begin with. I was really hoping that the Kraken would be really tasty and the perfect bottle to carry around in my back pack at the burn.
The thing I actually like about Sailor J. is that its very very easy and tasty to drink out of a flask... even a flask that has been in my pocket for a couple of hours and is sorta warm.
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby peyote2004 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:23 pm

I didn't like Kraken with any of the juice mixes. I'm saving it for egg nog @ Christmas(has that last year and really liked it)

I probably wouldn't have bought it, but a friend gave it to me as a thank you for helping her move. She likely picked it because of the bottle.
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Re: Mixes for Kraken Rum

Postby trilobyte » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:48 pm

I dunno, I like the taste. Mind you, I also like Sailor Jerry - even though by "Sailor" they mean tattoo artist and by "Jerry" they mean Norman (wikipedia). I think of Sailor Jerry as being more on par with something garden variety like Captain Morgan, where I hold Kraken in the same regard as I do Myer's.
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