Krampus Cocktails

“What do you put this in?” We get that question about Krampus a lot. We agree, at first glance, the bold flavor of Krampus can seem a little intimidating. Hopefully, after reading through our mini Krampus cocktail guide, you’ll have some fun drink ideas going forward. We’ve found we’re able to use Krampus in a wide range of cocktails. 

Some helpful thoughts to keep in mind when using Krampus: 

  • It’s 55% ABV, so depending on how it’s used you could end up with one stiff cocktail. 
  • Honey, one of the main ingredients in Krampus, will act as a natural sweetener in any cocktail, so sometimes it’s necessary to dial back simple sugar ratios in standard cocktails if you’re using Krampus. 
  • It can tend to dominate the profile of most cocktails, so it’s all about getting ratios right.

Hot Drinks

Krampus goes amazing in almost everything hot! 

Here’s some of our easy go-to favs

Mulled Cider & Krampus

  • 6-8oz of apple cider warmed with mulling spices
  • 1-2oz of Krampus
  • .5 oz Shrub Farm Ginger & Hawaiin Chili Shrub for an extra kick! (optional)

Krampus Hot Toddy

  • 2oz Krampus
  • .5 oz honey
  • .5 oz lemon juice 
  • 6-8oz of hot water
  • Tea bag, such as black or earl gray tea (optional) 
  • Cinnamon stir stick to garnish

Krampus & Coffee

  • Dark Roast Coffee
  • Krampus to taste
  • Bonus points for whipped cream on top

Tiki Style Cocktails

Krampus adds such a unique spice flavor that is often found in tiki cocktail ingredients. Here’s our take on how you can use it in your favorite tropical drinks. 

Think Piña Colada?! - Add a float of Krampus on top of any piña colada! Mmmmm

Sub-out Allspice Dram for Krampus - Try it in a Lion’s Tail:

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • .25 oz Krampus
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Garnish with an Orange Peel