Dark Cocktails You Can Serve at Your Christmas Party To Match Your Black Heart
'Tis the season to be jolly but is it really when you've got Mariah Carey on repeat through your office?
That time of year has rolled around again where everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit and if you're not ready to embrace it, what better way to get through the holiday season than with a cheeky tipple.
If you don't want to be dubbed the office grinch, there's an easy way to become the office MVP. The Kraken Black Spiced Rum have created a variety of dark cocktails to match your black heart and help you impress at your Christmas party.
Try pouring up these festive concoctions...
The Kraken Cider Crush
30ml the Kraken Black Spiced Rum
7ml cinnamon syrup*
7ml lemon juice
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a coupe, then top with cider. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
*To make cinnamon syrup: simmer a 1:1 mix of sugar and water with 4 cinnamon sticks until fragrant. Cool completely before use. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
The Black Blitzen
50ml The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
15ml crème de cassis
7ml lemon juice
4-5 muddled blackberries
Soda water, to top
Muddle blackberries in the bottom of a rocks glass. Combine rum, cassis and lemon in a shaker with crushed ice. Shake then pour on top of the muddled blackberries. Top with soda and blackberries.
The Black Christmas Punch
180ml The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
60ml sweet vermouth
180ml chai tea (brewed hot then chilled)
60ml honey syrup (1:1 honey to water)
60ml dark berry juice
30ml fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in punch bowl over large chunks of ice. Garnish the bowl with lemon wheels, berries, and edible flowers. Ladle into six glasses, being sure to include some of the garnishes in each serve.
Drink responsibly and only if you are over 18.