posted on February 5th, 2021


This Valentine’s Day, The Vaccines’ frontman, Justin Young was ordered by The Kraken to delve deep into his black heart to deliver a dark twist on a modern-day sea shanty. Giving a one-off performance to over 100 cocktails last week, The Vaccines’ frontman marinaded them in song to create the most alluring cocktails ever made. Channelling his inner Siren, the singer performed a haunting new rendition of ‘My Jolly Sailor’, including extra soul-destroying lyrics!

To be in with a chance to win a bottle of the serenaded cocktail, along with a limited-edition Serenading Siren vinyl and an exclusive black tentacle candle, would-be romantics need only to contribute their own verse to ‘My Jolly Sailor’. Once happy with their effort, simply submit the entry directly to The Beast, via his digital lair on the Kraken Rum Ireland social channels.

For those who fall short in their attempts of wooing The Mighty Beast, never fear – The Kraken in all its benevolence has shared its devilishly delectable cocktail for its loyal followers to re-create at home:


  • 50ml Kraken Rum
  • A vicious twist of lime
  • 90ml Pineapple Juice
  • 5ml of Grenadine
  • 2 hours of romantic verse to marinade
  • Ice


  1. Add Kraken Rum, lime, pineapple juice and grenadine to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and marinade for two hours in romantic verse.
  3. Serve with fresh ice and enjoy!


The Serenading Siren competition runs from Tuesday 2nd February – Monday 8th February, with winners being announced on Wednesday 10th February, and lucky romantics receiving their Serenading Siren Kits in time for Valentine’s Day.


The Kraken Rum has teamed up with The Vaccines’ frontman Justin Young to become a Serenading Siren and perform a new rendition of The Jolly Sailor sea shanty to 100 cocktails at The Troxy, in East London. The ‘Post Break Up Sex’ star is serenading the ‘most alluring cocktails ever created’ which will then be sent out to would-be romantics for Valentine’s Day.