Cocktail of the Month

Cocktail of the Month with The Kraken

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. Michael Grant, manager at The Stoker’s Halt, Holywood creates a classic cocktail featuring The Kraken.

Cocktail of the Month with The Kraken

Any port in a storm cocktail

Cocktail of the Month with The Kraken

Michael Grant, manager at The Stoker’s Halt, Holywood.

About the bartender

Based at The Stokers Halt in Holywood, leading the beverage programme, Michael has been busy refining the categories in preparation for a new Stokers Halt opening in Belfast in 2018. His strong background in the drinks trade includes stints at Muddlers Club, Oliver’s and Botanic Inns.

“Diversity and a passion for mixed drinks keeps me engaged and driven to expand my knowledge of the industry,” says Michael. “I am lucky to have been supported by some great managers and owners on my journey. Call in to try Any Port in a Storm at The Stokers Halt, say hello and we are always looking for great bartenders to join the team.”

The featured spirit in this month’s signature serve is The Kraken Black Spiced Rum.

Any port in a storm
35ml The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
15ml ruby port
25ml lime juice
15ml sugar syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Serve in a gin goblet
Topped with ginger beerl

“The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, imported from the Caribbean, has a great legend around it, named for a sea beast of myth,” says Michael, “and I wanted to play with that in the name of the cocktail, while lengthening

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