Cocktail of the Month

Cocktail of the Month with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

In the latest of a regular series, we ask local bartenders to showcase a signature serve featuring the superb premium spirits brands presented by Proximo. David Kelly, cocktail bar manager at Filthy McNastys, creates a classic cocktail featuring The Kraken Black Spiced Rum.

Cocktail of the Month with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

David Kelly, cocktail bar manager at Filthy McNastys

Cocktail of the Month with The Kraken Black Spiced Rum

The Filthy Kraken

About the Bartender
David has been in the bar trade for eight years, starting out in Café Vaudeville as a bar back for a year before progressing to the bar. After four and a half years at Café Vaudeville, he fancied a change and a rest from cocktails and moved to The Garrick but then found he missed them, and so moved to Rita’s when it first opened. After a year at Rita’s, he moved to Sweet Afton within the same complex as head bartender for four months before joining another pub falling under the same ownership, Filthy McNastys, around a year ago. David enjoys, “just the experience of meeting new people, and learning from others as well,” he says. “Making cocktails is a passion of mine, and I like reading about them and learning from other bartenders.”

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
The featured spirit in this month’s signature serve is The Kraken Black Spiced Rum. “I love tiki drinks,” says David Kelly. “They’re fun and fruity and everyone has that guilty pleasure of sweet drinks. Tiki is over the top, fun, summery, refreshing drinks; very boozy and very fruity at the same time.”

Ingredients:
40ml The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
10ml peach liqueur
10ml banana liqueur
30ml pineapple juice
20ml grapefruit juice
10ml cinnamon syrup
Spray of Absinthe
Shaken & poured over crushed ice
Served in a tiki mug
Garnished with mint, citrus & cherry

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