Reader’s Favorite Kraken Rum Recipes

It’s no surprise to me that one of my most popular articles on this site is this little love letter to Kraken rum. From the very first time the Kraken wrapped its tentacles around me in Hawaii, I’ve loved the unique flavor of this sweet dark rum. With its stylish logo and smooth marketing campaign, Kraken rum has apparently amassed quite a cult following.

Here’s some of my favorite reader-recommended Kraken drinks…

Boneyard Hop Venom Double IPA

You must try the Boneyard Hop Venom Double IPA! No hyperbole: best Double IPA I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking. How good is it? Good enough to make me immediately crack open the laptop and start hacking out this post— I just had to tell the world about this beer! The first sip starts with this incredibly smooth yet deliciously bitter burst of citrus and pine which gradually tapers off into a earthy toffee-flavored sensation. This 80 IBU beer may be be 10% ABV, but the flavor masks the high alcohol content so well I could easily mistaken this beer for something lighter. The malty aftertaste settles in gently, leaving just the slightest hint of booze in the mouth.

#1 on Google for Ron y Piña

Yaaaay, I’m #1! My buddy Deshman sent me an email this morning pointing out that I was #1 on Google searches for Ron y Piña. I’ll drink to that.

Kraken Drinks

It should come as no surprise to my readers that I love rum. Burbons I hate; tequila makes me loco; vodka reminds me too much of college hangovers; gin can be refreshing; but rum— ah, rum!— the primero choice of scuba divers and pirates alike. As I’ve mentioned before, The Kraken is my new favorite rum (at least since I can’t get my hands on the nectar that is Flor de Caña in Hawaii). I love a nice glass of this delicious dark spiced rum on the rocks, but  my liver does object to consuming such a stout drink on a routine basis. As such, I’ve tried blending The Kraken with a variety of diluents with mixed results. Kraken and » read more «