- Author: Geri Koeppel
- Category: Drink
- Issue: Aug 2012
If you can’t spend your summer whiling away the days on an island paradise, Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse mixes up a fleeting taste of the tropics with its Get Kraken cocktail. One sip, and you’ll be transported to a chaise lounge under a palm tree or palapa-roof hut, the waves lapping at the white shore while you’re spritzed by a salty sea breeze.
Barkeeps get the imagination racing by combining in a shaker full of ice 1 ½ ounces Hangar One vodka, ¾ ounce Kraken Black Spiced Rum, 1 ½ ounces Monin Banana Puree, a splash of Disaronno Amaretto, a heavy splash of pineapple juice and the juice of half a lime (squeezed in and discarded). They shake vigorously, pour into a stemmed glass, float ½ ounce Kraken Black Spiced Rum on top and garnish with an orange slice and a cherry flag.
The surf might not be up on the nearby Scottsdale Canal, but your mood certainly will be sunny after you “release the Kraken.”
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