Welcome to Frozen Drinks Week on Food Republic. We’re excited to bring you a bunch of stories that will make surviving the summer heat a little more — spirited. 

This cocktail from Battery Harris cocktail director Saul Ranella takes the classic dark ‘n stormy we’ve all loved (basically since we first started drinking indoors during flash summer storms) and cranks it up a bit with a complex five spice reduction that isn’t as hard to make as it sounds. We were sipping one last night in fact. Battery Harris is a craft beer and cocktail bar with benefits — the benefits being a solid menu of Caribbean and Southern staples (jerk chicken, Jamaican patties). Ranella came from La Mar Cebicheria in San Francisco before opening Battery Harris in Williamsburg.