Wampa Punch

Star Wars-inspired Rum Punch in coupe glass

Recipe by Rahad Coulter-Stevenson, Thirsty Crow, Silver Lake, CA

“My favorite of the original trilogy is The Empire Strikes Back,” says Rahad Coulter-Stevenson, bartender and manager at Thirsty Crow, a member of the 1933 Group of bars. “That movie starts in the world of the planet Hoth. Since we’re going into winter, I was thinking about that as inspiration. There’s a creature in that world called the Wampa, and that inspired the punch. The Wampa actually punches Luke Skywalker, so it has a double meaning.”


  • 1½ ounces light coconut milk
  • ¾ ounce Flor de Caña Extra Dry Rum
  • ¼ ounce Tempus Fugit Créme de Cacao
  • ¼ ounce Licor 43

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Published on December 17, 2015
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Kara Newman 
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Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She’s the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip., NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening and Cocktails With a Twist, released August 2019. Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net

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