Wampa Punch

A wintery, Wampa-inspired rum punch for Star Wars fans.

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
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of Shake.Stir.Sip.: 40 Effortless Cocktails Made In Equal Parts (Chronicle Books, 2016) as well as ROAD SODA: Recipes and techniques for making great cocktails, anywhere (Dovetail Press, 2017). Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net

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