Kraken Dark Donut is a dark, delicious Halloween treat

Kraken Dark Donut from Kraken Rum and Dough Donuts, photo provided by Kraken Rum
Kraken Dark Donut from Kraken Rum and Dough Donuts, photo provided by Kraken Rum /

While the kids might be counting the hours till they can devour those peanut butter cups, chocolate bars, and sour candy delights, adults might prefer a taste that is a little more sophisticated. The Kraken Dark Donut, a collaboration between Dough Donuts and Kraken Rum, is that hauntingly good treat.

Available at New York City Dough Donuts locations as well as via Goldbelly, the Kraken Dark Donut features the robust rum flavor in the icing and filling. By combining the rum and chocolate, the flavor captivates in a deeply seductive way. One bite will pull people in, wrap them in that deliciousness, and never let them go.

Thinking about rum and chocolate, it is a classic combination. Even though rum is often used to flavor a custard or other dessert, dark chocolate works with the cinnamon, ginger and clove spices in the Kraken Rum. It is rich, enticing and quite enjoyable.

Kraken Dark Donut
Kraken Dark Donut from Kraken Rum and Dough Donuts, photo provided by Kraken Rum /

While some people might enjoy coffee with their donut, a spirited Kraken cocktail is another food and beverage pairing that adults will appreciate. One option is to build on that classic coffee pairing with a coffee-centric libation.

The Krakaccino is a twist on an espresso martini. This cocktail is a little sweeter than other coffee forward options. The cream and the whipped cream make it feel more dessert like.



  • 2 oz Kraken® Gold Spiced Rum
  • .05 oz Irish Cream
  • 1 oz Espresso
  • Whipped Cream
  • Garnish: Cinnamon Stencil of The Beast


  • Combine all ingredients in a glass rimmed with chocolate sauce. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a cinnamon stencil of The Beast.
  • If not overly artistic, The Beast stencil can be omitted.

Although pumpkin spice season might extend beyond longer than those fall colors, many people still enjoy the pumpkin flavors in their glass. This pumpkin flavored cocktail works well with that Kraken Dark Donut. The spice notes play off the richness of the chocolate. It could have people rediscover why they liked pumpkin spice in the first place.



  • 1 part Kraken Black Spiced Rum
  • 1/2 part Brown Sugar Syrup
  • 1/4 part Allspice Dram
  • 1 tbsp. Pumpkin Butter or Canned Pumpkin Pie Filling
  • Top with Hot Water


  • Combine ingredients in a glass coffee mug. Top with hot water. Stir until pumpkin butter is incorporated. Garnish with grated cinnamon.

These Kraken Rum cocktails can be enjoyed with or without the Kraken Dark Donut. Remember the limited edition donut is available now through October 31 at NYC Dough Donuts locations, including: Flatiron, Rockefeller Center, Time Out Market, Brooklyn, Astoria, Urbanspace Vanderbilt and Smorgasburg.

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