Kraken and Sprite Cocktail Recipe

Kraken and Sprite is the perfect combination! This refreshing drink takes 1 minute to mix together.

I LOVE Sprite.  I wanted to make a cocktail with it–and since I had a some Kraken rum it made sense to combine the two!

I actually use diet Sprite–but use regular or zero if you like.

I used original Kraken Black Spiced Rum, but Gold will do! Grab your bottle and let’s get mixing.

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The best rum for Kraken and Sprite

You can use any type of Kraken rum when you make Kraken and Sprite. You’ll get a different drink with each variety!

Here’s how the flavors change the drink, listed in order of my preference:

  • Kraken Black Spiced Rum is the best option. Infused with the darkness of the depths, the original 94-proof Kraken Rum has an intense depth in flavor with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg–and a lingering spicy finish.
  • Gold also works! 70-proof Dominican Gold Spiced Rum has notes of molasses & dark spice fading into caramelized sugar. It finishes smooth with hints of of toasted oak & Tahitian vanilla.
  • Kraken Black Label Rum is tasty as well. It has a smooth, clean, and bold flavor with notes of vanilla, ginger, and peppercorns. It also makes a very tasty Kraken and Sprite.

Why I LOVE this drink!

My Kraken and Sprite recipe is a fun and simple drink that is refreshing, and sure to quench your thirst. While it’s easy, the mixed drink is full of flavor.

All you’ll need is Kraken Spiced Rum and a can of Sprite. 

Everyone who loves rum knows about Kraken. I’m a fan and you will be too after trying this Kraken and Sprite drink. 

When to serve a Kraken and Sprite

This cocktail is great for impromptu parties, or simply sipping after work. Try it as a:

  • Dinner party drink
  • Afternoon drink
  • Summer drink
  • Brunch
  • Cookouts
  • Before dinner drink (aperitif)
  • Other casual gatherings

How to make a Kraken and Sprite

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this easy Kraken and Sprite cocktail recipe:


  • Kraken Rum: Of course, you’ll need Kraken!
  • Sprite: Regular, diet, or Sprite zero all work well. I’m watching my figure, so I used diet Sprite.
  • Ice: Kraken and Sprite is served over plenty of ice.
  • Garnishes: Garnish your drink with a lime wedge (or two, like I do).

If you don’t have lime, it will still be delicious.

Add a boost of lime to step it up

As you may already know: rum and lime are soulmates. I give this drink a zesty boost in 2 ways in this drink:

  • Add ½ ounce or 1 tablespoon lime juice. This gives it a more forward lime flavor. I LOVE lime, so I typically add up to 1 ½ tablespoons.
  • Use extra lime wedges. I’m a big fan of lime and typically add the juice of two lime wedges–for extra citrus flavor here.

Rum and Sprite variations

You can make a “blank and Sprite” with almost any spirit! I use the same ratio in most cases.

Here are a few ideas to try:

Kraken and Sprite recipe

Here is the best Kraken and Sprite cocktail recipe that I follow to take this drink to the next level!

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 Kraken and Sprite is a delicious cocktail mix that's so easy to make!


  • 1 ounce Kraken Black Spiced Rum

  • 6 ounces Sprite

  • Ice

  • 1 Lime


  • Fill glass with ice and pour in rum.
  • Top with Sprite.
  • Stir with a bartending spoon, and garnish with a lime wedge or two


  • Feel free to adjust the amount of Kraken and Sprite to suit your own taste.

I hope you enjoy. Keep in mind to drink responsibly!

Kraken and Sprite FAQs

What if I don’t have any Sprite?

If you’re all out of Sprite, there are several soda substitutions, including:

  • Sierra Mist
  • 7-Up
  • Fresca
  • Ginger Ale
  • Mountain Dew
  • Store brand lemon lime soda

You can also use a lemon or lime seltzer water–you can stir in some simple syrup! Pineapple juice and Coke also work with spiced rum.

What is Kraken Rum?

Kraken is a Caribbean black spiced rum, named after a giant squid-like sea monster of myth and legend. Kraken is blended with 11 spices, including cinnamon, ginger and clove. It has a black color, and the bottle has two hoop handles based on the tradition of hanging a bottle to prevent breakage.

Kraken vs Captain Morgan–What’s the Difference?

Kraken rum has strong caramel and molasses notes with a hint of spice. Captain Morgan rum leads with spice with undertones of vanilla and caramel. Cinnamon and cloves are the prominent spice in both.

What is Kraken and Sprite called?

There’s no official name for a Kraken and Sprite cocktail. It is typically referred to as a Rum and Sprite. I like to jokingly call it a ‘Sea Squirt’ (this is a reference to squirting black squid ink and squirting limes).

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