Crack open the Kraken


One of my favourite go-to drinks in the cooler months is a Dark n’ Stormy – there is something about the combination of a dark rum and ginger beer that warms the cockles of my heart. But I often find the quality of the cocktail changes drastically dependent upon a good ginger beer and a good dark rum. Luckily for me I had just been deep sea diving last weekend off the coast of Labrador – the icy waters had not yielded any hidden gold as I am sure the pirate ship had long been raided prior to my excursion. But I did discover an ancient bottle of Kraken rum. And let me tell you, it just gets better with age.


  • 2 part Kraken Rum ( I like mine boozy)
  • 3 parts ginger beer
  • Lime wedges


  1. Combine the rum, ginger beer,and a squeeze of lime juice in a tall glass full of ice cubes.
  2. Stir.
  3. Garnish with lime wedge.
  4. Enjoy.
  5. Repeat.

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Christian has been a cultural and style junkie since the age of 6; while most kids were swiping cookies, he was swiping his grandfathers' Patek Philippe. Raised to appreciate art, fashion,design and  literature (yeah, this one actually reads) by a single mother fondly called Jackie-O. Christian quickly went from childhood cultural capital thief to academia protégé. Referred to as the cat's meow by some, too clever by half by others, Christian eschewed the academic life and ran away to join the circus -the fashion circus. Several well-appointed positions later and a career on the rise would be most people's dream but it was time to say fuck off and start all over again.

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