Sunday, May 24, 2015

Get Kraken

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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.”

Mastro’s City
Hall Steakhouse
6991 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale