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Anyone tried the Kraken yet?
VampiressRN
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Posted: 2010-11-16 8:52 pm   Permalink

Has anyone tried it in cooking? Like cakes or whatever?

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-11-16 9:01 pm   Permalink

Kraken Balls
2 cups finely chopped nuts
1 1/2 cups crushed ginger snaps
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup Kraken
Powdered sugar

Combine nuts, crumbs, honey, and booze. Chill about 15 minutes. Roll into small balls, coat in powdered sugar. Let sit a day or so before serving. Makes 24-30 depending on how big your balls are

I tried it out, pretty good. Plus, since they're not baked, the alcohol stays in
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Rum Balls
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Posted: 2010-11-17 06:43 am   Permalink

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Kraken Balls

Ouch!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-11-19 6:04 pm   Permalink

I had limes, grapefruit juice (Simply Juice not Grapefruit juice cocktail) and cinnamon (Ceylon not cassia) So I figured it was time to make Kraken Donga Punch. Why not? The cinnamon syrup should mix well with the spiced rum.

And how was it? Well, I never tried Donga Punch before but I thought it tasted pretty good


 
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54 house of bamboo
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Posted: 2010-11-23 09:58 am   Permalink

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On 2010-11-16 15:48, Pikeys Dog wrote:


Where did you get it from, if you don't mind me askin'

cheers,
Joe.




Best price is on-line at The Whisky Exchange. I haven't found it in an UK off-licence yet, other than Gerry's in Soho, London - if you are there.


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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2011-01-26 9:59 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-01-23 16:32, PiPhiRho wrote:
Another excellent spiced rum is Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum from Celebration Distillery in New Orleans. It contains a little bit of cayenne pepper along with a healthy amount of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. The rums are a combination of their white and five year. The five year is used only in the spiced rum. The New Orleans rums are generally very good. So between New Orleans and Kraken I am actually starting to change my opinion of spiced rums. They are at the top. We all know what is at the bottom.




Oh good. I was just reading a drink recipe for
POŽAHA PUNCH at A Mountain of Crushed Ice and it called for Old New Orleans Cajun Spice Rum. My first action was to search TC to see if anyone here has tried and commented on this rum. Sure enough, PiPhiRho weighs in! And if PiPhiRho likes it, you know it's good. Thanks Paul!

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aquarj
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Posted: 2011-02-03 5:59 pm   Permalink

FWIW, Hi-Time is having a special on the Kraken 1.75 liter bottle for $19.99, good for the month of Feb.

This post will be useless in the future, but maybe that's true for a lot of my contributions here!

BTW, since the discussion morphed to a mention of the Old New Orleans cajun spiced rum, I've been meaning to try that for a while, for all the praise it gets. DrinkUpNY seems to be one of the few places I could find it.

-Randy


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Kahuna Kevin
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Posted: 2011-02-18 11:28 pm   Permalink

I use Kraken in a few of my drink creations alongside Kilo Kai, which is much sweeter and not as bold on the caramel. Together in the correct amounts alongside Jerry's, they're absolutely AWESOME for hot buttered rum.

 
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Kahuna Tiki
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Posted: 2011-03-09 06:07 am   Permalink

The Kraken has (finally) been released in Ontario! I found it in my local LCBO store last weekend. When I checked their website, it was listed but hadn't even been assigned a product number yet, so they must have JUST stocked it. I quickly grabbed two bottles before it has a chance to "go away" again (a typical LCBO move). It's *tasty*. Although I'm not ready to give up my Sailor Jerry any time soon, Kraken definitely has a prominent place on my liquor shelf, if just for the display value alone.

 
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Kahuna Kevin
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Posted: 2011-03-09 09:58 am   Permalink

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On 2010-11-16 20:52, VampiressRN wrote:
Has anyone tried it in cooking? Like cakes or whatever?



I also experimented using Kraken and a tad of Zacapa mixed with dark chocolate, then dipped in a few strawberries. Words can not describe. Do it...


 
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Capt. R.H. Falernum
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Posted: 2011-03-11 2:38 pm   Permalink

Kraken 1.75 liter bottles spotted for sale at Costco for $21.99
(this sighting is from the Culver City warehouse; but likely to be available in others as well, of course)



 
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mermaidkate
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Posted: 2011-04-06 1:48 pm   Permalink

I bought the Kraken rum at the store because I fell in love with the bottle... never tried it before that. I got it home and after a few days we kracked it open to give it a try. It's quite tasty! Liked the bottle so much I had my wedding invitations printed with the Kraken on it. I guess I should post that in another forum though.
Bottom line... try the Kraken!


 
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Murph
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Posted: 2011-04-06 3:44 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-04-06 13:48, mermaidkate wrote:
I bought the Kraken rum at the store because I fell in love with the bottle...



Me too! So much so that I made a lamp out of it.




 
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mermaidkate
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Posted: 2011-04-06 9:13 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-04-06 15:44, Murph wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-04-06 13:48, mermaidkate wrote:
I bought the Kraken rum at the store because I fell in love with the bottle...



Me too! So much so that I made a lamp out of it.






I love your lamp!!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-04-07 06:22 am   Permalink

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On 2011-04-06 13:48, mermaidkate wrote:
...Liked the bottle so much I had my wedding invitations printed with the Kraken on it...



I would have thought mermaids and kraken would be natural sworn enemies!

Welcome to TC MermaidKate
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