Kraken Rum, A Successful Decade of Caribbean Black Rum

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“Kraken Rum” Yes! You have never observed this name at your home bar in childhood. It is because of the Kraken rum reviews as the modern version of Caribbean black rum. Well! Today in high-end bars, from classic to jazzy ones, this exclusive spirit is always there. Do you feel the urge to try it sometime? Before you go ahead and order one! Here’s all you need to know about Kraken rum. It is one of the leading branded liquors that fall into the category of Caribbean spirits. Let’s find out ‘Is the Kraken rum good?’

What is Kraken Rum?

  • Introduction…

Kraken Rum was introduced in 2010 in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. To the readers’ surprise, this amazing spirit was named after a giant sea monster with squids. Without a doubt, the outstanding work of branding company describes the monstrous nature sweet-sea-alike tang of the respective rum.

Yet, there’s a lot more to what is in Kraken rum? As per the manufacturers (Proximo Spirits Incorporations in the USA) of this rum, it is made or distilled using molasses. It is considered as an original sugar that is only produced in Trinidad. According to the history of aging, this Caribbean black spiced spirit ages for one to two years. Alongside, it’s blending remains tremendously spiced. Thus, Kraken is also known as the Kraken black spiced rum. 

  • Victorian Style…

One of the most up-marketing characteristics of this liquor is its packing. Whenever you see a Kraken rum, you can surmise that the drink comes from the victorian era. However, it does not. Aforementioned, it has introduced in 2010 but its bottling is in victorian style. The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is a 94 proof version of Caribbean black rum. You can also say that it is one of the strongest rums after Bacardi 151.

  • Kraken rum outdoes competition…

It gives us immense pleasure to inform our readers that in 2015, manufacturers had introduced Kraken Ghost White Rum and make it available in Mexico for purchase. Yet, the excellent quality of the black spiced branded spirit, i.e.., Kraken black has outdone its competition with no extra cost.

At this, Proximo Inc deserves a big applause for introducing a modern Caribbean black rum that has conquered the covet of alcohol consumers at the international level. When you pour Kraken rum, it looks black. Some people also take it for added squid inks which are not true! 

  • Kraken Rum Cocktails…

That’s right! Kraken Rum is a premier drink. However, the readers’ will be astonished to acknowledge that it makes the best cocktails in the world. As one of the main ingredients, Kraken rum in cocktails hold a sweet-exotic and monstrous flavor.

Many consumers often question “what do you mix with Kraken rum?” well! Let’s go through the popular Kraken black spiced rum and learn how to make them.

What the popular Kraken rum cocktails?

  • Honey suckler

Honey suckler is an amazing combined cocktail that has given a touch of honey syrup to change the mouthfeel from sour to winey. How to make a honey suckler? The first step is to collect all the given ingredients:

  • Kraken Black spiced rum (2.03 ounces)
  • Lemon juice (1 ounce)
  • Honey Syrup (0.5 ounces)
  • Sage leaves for garnishing

Recipe: Mix all the ingredients (except sage leaves) in a tin shaker or cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake finely. Garnish the prepared cocktail with a sage leaf. 

  • Ink Punch

How does a punch sound for a celebration night? To make it at home, collect the following ingredients:

  • Kraken black rum (12 ounces, 2 ounces per glass)
  • Sweet vermouth (4 ounces, 0.6 ounces per glass)
  • Chilled Chai Tea (12 ounces, 2 ounces per glass)
  • Honey Syrup (4 ounces, 0.6 ounces per glass)
  • Black and Blueberry juices (4 ounces, 0.6 ounces per glass)
  • Lemon juice (1 ounce)
  • Chocolate bitter (2 dashes)

Recipe: Take a punch bowl and put some ice rocks in it. Mix all the ingredients. Put lemon wheels, oranges, berries, and seasonal floral ingredients for fine garnishing. Serve the punch to your guests in cocktail punch glasses.

  • Karen Cold Brew

This exquisite cocktail fulfills one’s desire to taste rum and coffee at the game time and in the same beverage. That’s quite a fantasy. To make this fantastic drink, put the given ingredients on the table.

  • Kraken Rum (30 ml)
  • Cold Brewed Coffee (90 ml, finely blended)
  • Coffee beans and
  • Mint sprig

Recipe: Take a cocktail shaker and shake the Caribbean black rum and cold coffee together. Serve the cocktail in highball cocktail glass with crushed ice, mint sprigs and coffee beans garnished at the top. 

  • Banana Old Karen

We all love to have the liquor that contains nutritious qualities of fruit. Congratulations! We are presenting Banana Old Karen that you prepare by combining Kraken and banana liquor along with the following ingredients.

  • Kraken Black Spiced Rum (2.02 ounces)
  • 7ml Banana liqueur (less than 1 ounce)
  • Demerara syrup (less than 1 ounce)
  • Angostura Bitters (3 dashes)
  • sea salt (Single pinch)

Recipe: Mix all the ingredients in a mixer or a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Garnish the drink with lime or orange twist, whichever suits your flavor of preference.

  • Kraken Espresso

You are going to love the treasure of Kraken rum drinks that we are bringing today because Kraken Espresso is made by using two world-famous liquors, Kraken Espresso and Amaretto. That’s right! You can also pick Amaretto Disaronno if you are a fan. Collect all the ingredients that are given below. 

  • Kraken black rum (2 ounces)
  • Amaretto Disaronno (1 ounce)
  • Vodka (1 ounce)
  • Espresso (1 shot)

Recipe: Take a cocktail shaker and mix all the ingredients. Pour the prepared cocktail in coupe glasses and garnish the cocktails with crushed ice/ice cubes. 

Some other prominent cocktails are:

  • Black Daiquiri
  • Kraken Meister
  • Hades Cocktail
  • The perfect storm
  • Paper tiger
  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Dark ‘N’ Stormy
  • The Tonic of Belief
  • The Ginger minger
  • The Lost Island
  • The Kraken Hunter
  • The demented Mathematician
  • Granny Grog
  • The black mojito
  • Kraken on Wheels
  • Dr. Kraken (Mixture of Dr. Pepper and Kraken rum)

What is Kraken Rum’s alcohol content?

Kraken rum is 94 proof black spiced Caribbean rum. It contains the sincere medicinal qualities of 11 spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. It also gives a chill to the soul of the drinker with its deep black color and real-time aromatic qualities that reflect its foreseen taste. Yet, Kraken’s alcohol content limit is less as compared to any other rum such as Malibu rum. With only a label of 42 proof, it’s alcohol limit is 21%.

Kraken black spiced rum alcohol by volume amounts to 47%. It is a considerably average alcohol content limit for a liquor branded under Caribbean rums. Thus, if you are looking forward to trying it, there’s no stew to worry about.

How many Kraken rum calories in 1.5 ounces of drink?

Kraken rum contains 105 grams of calories per 1.5 ounces. Some consumers also ask whether “is Kraken rum keto-friendly?” Yes! It is a keto-friendly spirit because it contains zero carbs. When it comes to calories, a consumer can balance his/her diet and consumption of calories accordingly. Yet, carbs remain complex to handle. 

If you are a consumer who is following a keto diet, it is recommended to prefer 1.5 ounces of drink per hour. It is because a human body can consume 2000 calories per hour. Keto diet reduces this calorie consumption to 600-800 grams. Thus, you must steer clear of Kraken rum if you cannot risk fulfilling your alcohol cravings and appetite at the same time. It may break your low-calorie goals for the day. 

Is Kraken Rum gluten-free?

Are you also following a gluten-free diet? Well! It is your lucky day because Kraken rum is 100% gluten-free. Aforementioned, the drink ages for up to 1-2 years. Thus, it manufactures claim to remove every small strain of gluten (if there) during the aging period.

A lot of consumers question “is spiced rum gluten-free? In this blog, we cannot say for all but spiced rums such as Kraken and malibu rums are gluten-free. Alongside, you would also love to acknowledge the fact that the manufacturers of Kraken rum, i.e.., Proximo Spirits claim that this exclusive Caribbean spirit is vegan. Since the world is going towards a direction where animal eating seems a forbidden act, the future of Kraken rum seems bright.


Since the introduction in 2010, Kraken Rum has successfully survived a decade in the international alcohol industry. From the local stores of America to becoming the worldwide available liqueur, 2020 is a proud and celebratory year of the brand. Now, the 20s generation can be recognized for contributing to the artistry of alcohol.

“Good luck for your first-ever Kraken Rum on the table!”

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