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15 Kraken Cocktails to Drink

Kraken cocktails bring a unique twist to your drink selection, blending the legendary rum’s rich caramel and spicy notes into unforgettable mixes. They’re perfect for any occasion, from sunny beach parties to cozy gatherings. You’ll find the bold, adventurous flavors add a special touch, making your event memorable. For those who appreciate a good rum with a kick, these cocktails offer a wide range of tastes. From refreshing summer sips to warm winter drinks, there’s something for everyone. Check out the roundup for some great Kraken cocktail recipes.

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Dark ‘N’ Stormy Cocktail

dark n stormy cocktail with goslings rum, ginger beer, and lime in background

A traditional, easy-to-make classic, the Dark ‘N’ Stormy uses lime and ginger beer to contrast against dark and rich Kraken rum. One of my favorite Kraken cocktails, the spirit adds an extra dimension to the drink. The lingering spice and the name of this cocktail make it a great option to serve at Halloween or any party with a nautical theme.


Sea Monster Mai Tai

Sea Monster Mai Tai
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Kraken rum adds complex flavors to the classic in the Sea Monster Mai Tai. With all the ingredients of a traditional mai tai, expect a punch of acid from the lime juice that pairs perfectly with sweet and spicy ginger syrup. The complex notes of sweetness and spice from the Kraken rum make this the perfect mature beach cocktail.


The Kramble

The Kramble
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For the perfect mix of summer and fall flavors, serve The Kramble for your next gathering. This Kraken cocktail uses blackberries, so get ready to muddle. Overall, this is an easy drink to make with four simple ingredients, including lemon juice which cuts the sweet and spicy flavor of the drink with some acidity to create a perfectly balanced cocktail.


Black Mojito

Black Mojito
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An exceedingly simple cocktail to make, the Black Mojito starts by muddling mint, sugar, and lime in a Collins glass. After that, just add the ice, Kraken, and soda: an instant delicious cocktail. Dark rum mojitos bring a more complex flavor to the drink than other variations. If regular mojitos are too sweet, you’ll want to sample the Kraken take on the cocktail.


The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm
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The Perfect Storm is Kraken’s take on the Dark ‘N’ Stormy. While this Kraken cocktail recipe uses ginger beer like the original, it only uses lime for garnish. This results in a less acidic cocktail showcasing the complex spice flavors of the dark rum. Plus, they’re easy to make!


The Bitter Beast

The Bitter Beast
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A perfect option for those who don’t like their cocktails too sweet, The Bitter Beast pairs Kraken with Triple Sec and orange juice to make this simple drink served on the rocks. Bitterness from this drink comes from orange bitters, and a bit of effervescence comes through with the addition of lemon-lime soda.


Banana Old Kraken

Banana Old Kraken
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The Banana Old Kraken mixes dark rum with banana liquor creating a spicy but sweet cocktail. Extra sweetness is added from the addition of Demerara syrup, which you can make yourself if you can’t find it from equal parts Demerara sugar and water. Bitters and a pinch of sea salt round out this drink, creating a perfectly balanced combination.


Doc Oc

Doc Oc
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If you have ice, Kraken, and Dr. Pepper, you already have everything you need to make this super simple Kraken cocktail. The spicy dark rum pairs great with sweet and flavor soda, creating a simple crowd-pleaser perfect for making big batches. While this drink makes a great addition to any party, adding lime for tropical flair makes it a summertime favorite.


Sea Prince of Death

Sea Prince of Death
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A more complex drink, Sea Prince of Death, requires a shaker and a strainer to concoct. Though multiple ingredients are necessary, the drink is still relatively easy to make though it might not be the best option for large gatherings. Sweet, sour, bitter, and spice are the flavors notes of this Kraken cocktail.


The Kraken Black Mojito

The Kraken Black Mojito
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Another twist on the traditional drink, The Kraken Black Mojito, calls for more mint than other versions. The addition of the fresh herb complements the spiciness of the dark rum. A small amount of sugar syrup sweetens the drink. This drink can be easily modified to be more or less sweet depending on the amount of soda you add before mixing.


The Honeysuckler

The Honeysuckler
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The Honeysuckler is a slightly sweet Kraken cocktail using honey syrup instead of sugar. Honey adds a layer of additional flavor notes that pair perfectly with the spices of Kraken’s dark rum. The lemon cuts the sugars for a bright-tasting cocktail mixed and garnished with sage leaves for a one-of-a-kind taste.


Holiday Kraken

Holiday Kraken
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If you’re looking for a dark rum drink perfect for special occasions in the fall, consider the Holiday Kraken cocktail. Cinnamon and hard cider add to the spicy flavors of the rum, creating a complex but people-pleasing cocktail. The cocktail’s spice-forward mixture benefits from adding lemon juice to brighten the drink.


Seven Year Storm

Seven Year Storm
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Seven Year Storm is a difficult cocktail to make simply because, for the best results, you’ll need a frozen drink machine. However, if you have one, these Kraken cocktails are easy. Just add the rum and a mixture of sweet juices. Make these in large batches for the perfect summer drink with lots of fruity flavors.


The Buttery Kraken

The Buttery Kraken
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A great option for late nights, The Buttery Kraken uses only three ingredients. Mix Kraken with butterscotch schnapps and top with cola. The buttery sweetness from the schnapps pairs perfectly with the spiciness of the dark rum, creating a complexly sweet drink that makes an excellent nightcap.


Cephalopunch

Cephalopunch
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A minimalistic drink, Cephalopunch is another summertime favorite featuring pineapple juice for sweetness and acidity. This juice is an excellent contrast for dark rum in color and taste. Pour the drink over ice and add a splash of grenadine to create this no-frills Kraken cocktail with a mix of sweet and spicy flavors.


A Dark 'N' Stormy cocktail in a classic highball glass, set on a rustic wooden bar. The cocktail has a rich, dark color from the dark rum, layered over ginger beer, creating a visually striking contrast. A lime wedge is perched on the rim as garnish, adding a fresh, citrusy note. The glass is simple and tall, suitable for the drink's bold and refreshing profile. The background depicts a cozy, nautical-themed bar with maritime decorations, such as ropes, ship wheels, and dim, warm lighting, creating an atmosphere that echoes the seafaring origins of the Dark 'N' Stormy cocktail.

15 Kraken Cocktail Recipes

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Total Time: 5 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kraken cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
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Written by Paul Kushner

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