Cocktail of the Month with the Kraken
In the latest of a regular series, we ask local bartenders to showcase signature serves featuring the superb premium spirits brands presented by Proximo. Pamela Thomson, bartender at The Cloth Ear in Belfast, creates a summer serve featuring The Kraken Black Spiced Rum.
Pamela Thomson, bartender at The Cloth Ear.
Tiki Punch cocktail
About the Bartender
Hailing from Glasgow, Pamela started out in the trade working in a small local bar in her home city. After university, she worked abroad for a few years, at a karaoke bar in Turkey. “It was a ball,” she says, “and then when I came back, I just fell straight back into it.” Working at a bar – since renamed The Beer House – at Central Station in Glasgow, Pamela met her Northern Irish boyfriend there and the couple moved to Belfast together six years ago. After working for another small local bar in Belfast, Pamela joined The Cloth Ear three years ago. “I knew there were a lot of up and coming bars down here and it was busier with more to do,” she says. “It’s nice to come and work somewhere where you’re getting all walks of life and new faces every day. I just love getting to know people and talking to them and helping them enjoy their day. And I like getting to find out about all the different drinks, with whiskey and wine tastings and things I would never have tried before.”
The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
The featured spirit in this month’s signature serve is The Kraken Black Spiced Rum.
50ml The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
20ml Lime juice
20ml Orange juice
20ml Pineapple juice
15ml Passionfruit puree
15ml Blood orange syrup
Shake over ice
Strain into a mason jar
Garnish with berries, orange slice & pineapple leaves
“I chose this Tiki Punch as it’s something fresh and summery,” says Pamela. “It’s quite fruity and refreshing to drink on a nice summer day.”