K is the 11th letter of the alphabet and features in some of the most popular drinks out there. This article explores ten alcoholic drinks that start with K.
Whether it’s Kahlua or Kraken rum to Killian’s Irish Red Lager or Knockmealdown Irish whiskey.
Moreso, some of these you’ll probably be familiar with, but others might surprise you! So take your time and have fun reading about this assortment of beverages that all begin with the letter K!
1. Kill the Cold Smoothie
Kale is one of those superfoods we hear about a lot. And you’ve likely been hearing all about it for a good reason. Kale is packed full of nutrients, including vitamin C and calcium. If you want to add a little kale to your diet, try making a cold smoothie!
2. King Cole Cocktail
This drink is amazing. To make this, it includes parts brandy, parts kirsch, and part Curacao. Mix in a shaker, then strain over ice cubes into an old-fashioned glass. Add one dash of Angostura bitters and garnish with a twist of lemon peel.
3. Kir Martini
This popular cocktail combines kir (cassis) and dry white wine. It’s traditionally served in a stemmed glass over ice, but many bars serve it straight up in a martini glass. The color of a kir martini will vary depending on what type of cassis you use.
Therefore, if you use red cassis, your drink will be purple. If you use black cassis, your drink will be dark brown or black.
4. Kirsch Cuba Libre
Kirsch Cuba libre is one of the drinks that start with K. This classic cocktail has been around for over 100 years and is one of our favorites!
The drink was popularized during World War I, when American soldiers stationed in Cuba took a liking to it.
Moreso, they brought home some key ingredients from their travels, namely, fresh lime juice and rum. Of course, they didn’t bring back any Coca-Cola, so they substituted it with rum. Nowadays, you can find Kirsch Cuba Libre made with either rum or tequila.
5. Kiwi Berry Boat Drink
Ingredients: coconut rum, lime juice, cup diced kiwis, fresh or frozen strawberries, ice cubes. Directions: Mix ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve chilled in a tall glass, and garnish with a strawberry and cherry.
6. Kiwi Colada
This drink is amazing. You will need Vodka, Malibu coconut rum, pineapple juice, a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Pour vodka and Malibu into an old-fashioned glass over crushed ice. Top off with pineapple juice, garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve.
7. Kiwi Lemon
Kiwi lemon is one of the drinks that start with K. Juice half of a kiwi and squeeze in a few drops of lemon juice. Add ice, then soda water, and enjoy!
However, this sweet-tart beverage is great for quenching your thirst on hot summer days. If you’re feeling creative, garnish with slices of kiwi or cherries for a fun twist!
8. Kiwi Papaya Smoothie
Kiwi, papaya, and coconut milk combine to create a tasty and nutritious smoothie. Kiwis are rich in vitamin C, while papayas contain soluble fiber. And they are one of the drinks that start with K.
Moreover, coconut milk is an excellent source of good fats. Kiwis are usually available year-round, but the peak season for papaya is from summer through fall.
9. Kiwi Sparkle
This refreshing beverage is a hit at any social gathering. To make Kiwi Sparkle, combine one part honey-flavored liqueur with two parts sparkling water.
Plus, two slices of fresh kiwi fruit. Alternatively, you could substitute two tablespoons of kiwi puree for both slices of kiwi fruit.
10. Klingon Blood Wine
The Klingons are fictional warrior races from Star Trek, and one of their most popular drinks is Klingon Blood Wine. This drink comes in a bottle shaped like an ancient Klingon skull and tastes similar to whiskey. It’s one of many alcoholic beverages featured on Star Trek.
11. Knickerbocker Martini
A crisp cocktail made of gin and sweet vermouth, garnished with lemon and a cherry. To make a Knickerbocker martini, use gin, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters in a shaker full of ice.
Then, Shake until chilled through and strain into your glass, garnish with lemon and add cherries as desired. A very simple drink.
12. Knockout Punch
Knockout punch is a drink that starts with K. If you want a drink to knock your socks off and wake up your tastebuds, try a knockout punch. To make one, simply mix coconut rum and pineapple juice in a cocktail shaker.
Also, add ice, shake well and then pour into glasses. Top with sparkling water or club soda and garnish with slices of lemon or lime, if desired.
13. Knockout Cocktail
If you like gin and tonic, you’re in for a treat. The Knockout is a mixture of gin and tonic, but also orange juice, lemon juice, and triple sec.
Moreover, triple sec is an orange-flavored liqueur from France (it can be substituted for Cointreau). The recipe calls for gin. That’s three shots, so watch out!
14. Knoxville Lemonade
Let’s be honest: If you’re ordering a drink, there’s a good chance you want something to soften up the last call. Enter Knoxville Lemonade, one of the drinks starting with K.
Nevertheless, we’ve got nothing against Vodka. It is what makes our drinks go down nice and easy. But it could be more fun to drink by itself. So, mix it up and try a Knoxville Lemonade instead.
15. Kooch Drink
This refreshing, fruity drink is made with vodka and apples. The kooch drink is prepared by cutting an apple into slices and then using these to garnish a shot glass.
Then, fill each shot glass about two-thirds of its way up with vodka. Put in a slice of apple, and serve cold. This drink tastes great at any time of year!
16. Kool Aid Shot
Kool-aid shot is one of the drinks that start with K. In a shot glass; it combines Absolute Mandrin vodka, watermelon liqueur, and Kool-Aid. Garnish with a slice of watermelon on top or rim.
17. Krazee Keith Drink
A Krazee Keith drink is what you get when you mix cola with grape soda. And causing a white and purple mixture to form.
Moreso, its name is derived from a song by Bone. Thugs-n-Harmony is called Thuggish Ruggish Bone, in which one of the lyrics states: Drinkin’ on that Krazee Keith.
18. Kremlin Drink
This Russian vodka drink is flavored with herbs, honey, and pepper. Add a slice of lemon for an extra taste sensation. The drink got its name from being popular at parties held in Kremlin Palace in Soviet Russia.
Also, to add an extra kick to your sip, try adding horseradish and Worcestershire sauce. Enjoy! Moscow Mule: Moscow mules are made from vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice.
19. Kretchma Cocktail
A drink made from black cherry juice, vodka, and pineapple juice. It’s so sweet you could have it as dessert! And it’s one of the drinks that start with K.
However, Kretchma Cocktail: A drink made from black cherry juice, vodka, and pineapple juice. It’s so sweet you could have it as dessert!
20. Kryptonite Shot
A kryptonite shot is a variation on a Long Island Iced Tea. It includes vodka, gin, rum, tequila, and triple sec. Replace all of those ingredients with green tea and call it Kryptonite to get one for yourself.
Therefore, you can drink without having to worry about getting superpowers. Or waking up in your bed changed into a large rodent. (Though drinking might make you more likely to do both!)
21. Kula For Shula Drink
The Kula for Shula is a sweet, fruity beverage made from coconut and strawberries. And they are one of the drinks that start with K.
To make your own Kula for Shula. You’ll need frozen pink lemonade concentrate, unsweetened coconut milk, and pineapple juice.
Then, Combine all ingredients into one large pitcher and stir well. The resulting drink will be a pale pinkish with a hint of tropical flavor.
22. Kung Fu Drink
Mix vodka, Triple Sec, Midori, and cranberry juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a shot glass. Garnish with a cherry or lime.
However, this drink is so good because it incorporates every rainbow color! You should try to make it when you’re feeling especially multicultural!
23. Kuoyamuli Drink
Kuoyamuli is a traditional beverage from Northern Thailand. It’s made from roasted sticky rice. And which is blended with a blend of Thai spices, usually including cinnamon, cloves, star anise, and vanilla.
Moreso, the result is a thick porridge-like texture and a sweet and savory flavor. Kuoyamuli is consumed as a breakfast or snack to accompany meals during the day.
24. Kurant Shot
Take a shot of vodka, which will warm your throat and stomach. Then, pour yourself a glass of currant juice and add some ice cubes.
The citrus flavors in currant juice can easily cleanse your palate between tastes, so you don’t get overwhelmed.
And because currant juice comes in a variety of flavors. Which are raspberry, blueberry, and blackberry; you’ll have some interesting options to choose from. Cheers!
25. Kurant Tea
Originating from Czechoslovakia and is widely available in Croatia, Poland, and other Eastern European countries. Kurant tea is a black tea made from dried-out elderberries (among other fruits). And also one of the drinks that start with K.
Moreover, berries are picked during fall when they are ripe. It has a slight fruity-herbal taste, making it especially popular among lovers of herbal teas.
26. Key Largo Kooler
Light rum, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, passion fruit nectar, and bitters. Serve in a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a wedge of lime and a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!
27. Kerry Cappuccino
The Kerry Cappuccino is a coffee drink served in Ireland. And also one of the drinks that start with K. It is made by mixing three-quarters of a cup of coffee with one and a half ounces of Irish whiskey.
Then, it is topped up with hot milk, sugar, and cinnamon. A Kerry Cappuccino can be made using either hot or cold coffee. If you like milky coffee but aren’t keen on whiskey, try using Bailey’s liqueur instead.
28. Keoke Coffee
In Hawaii, it’s not tiki without a strong brew. This is a traditional coffee recipe straight from Honolulu. You can find Kona coffee beans in most supermarkets (preferably at your local island supermarket).
Moreso, for an authentic taste, try to seek out Hawaiian-grown Kona coffee beans. And make sure you use plenty of ice.
29. Ken’s Mountain Dew
Take one cup of mountain dew and put it in a blender. Add ketchup, salt, and lemon juice. Use only Ken’s brand ketchup for best results, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
30. Kelly K Drink
The Kelly K is a cocktail made from gin, grapefruit, and pineapple. Garnish with a lime wedge. They are one of the drinks that start with K.
Then, mix all ingredients in a shaker over ice. Strain into a collins glass filled with ice cubes, and serve.
31. Kaytee Cocktail
Among many drinks that start with K, Kaytee Cocktail is one of them. Kaytee Cocktail will give you a different taste than all other alcoholic beverages.
Therefore, the Kaytee Cocktail ingredients are vodka, orange juice, cranberry juice cocktail, and pineapple juice. The ratio for mixing the Kaytee cocktail is 3:3:2 (vodka: orange juice: cranberry juice) into a large pitcher.
32. Kavorkien Drink
Kavorkien is a refreshing drink made from vodka and grape juice. The Kavorkien drink is an ideal refreshment for both newbies and veterans of drinking alike. To make one, simply pour a shot or two of vodka into an empty glass.
Then, fill it up with grape juice and stir. Garnish it with a cherry and serve it to your friends! Cheers!
33. Katinka Drink
The Katinka is a classic cocktail from pre-revolutionary Russia. A combination of vodka, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and grenadine gives it a nice pink color. It’s refreshing yet strong enough to make you forget your troubles.
At least until they come rushing back when you wake up in your buddy’s pool wearing a burlap sack, for best results, consume a Katinka near water at night.
34. Karlsson’s Seabreeze
When you mix Malibu Rum, Midori, and grapefruit juice, you get a refreshing and delicious cocktail known as Karlsson’s Seabreeze. Be careful when ordering – though it seems like a sweet, fruity drink, it can sneak up on you!
35. Kansas City Ice Water
Have a hankering for something sweet and icy, but still trying to figure out what? Try Kansas City Ice Water! This is one of my favorites; it’s so good you might never want to return to your normal water again.
Therefore, mix coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and cold milk in a blender until smooth. Pour over ice and garnish with cinnamon or nutmeg on top.
36. Kamikaze Kool Drink
Gin, Triple Sec, Lime juice, and a splash of Coke were shaken and served in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
This drink tastes like a Creamsicle and makes a great after-dinner cocktail or when you feel like having fun!
37. Kamakazie Razzberry
This drink will blow your mind in a very good way. It’s bright red and tastes like raspberries, but don’t be fooled by its looks! Kamakazie Razzberry packs a punch, so enjoy it in moderation.
However, this beverage is tart and smooth, making for a delicious cocktail. The hint of raspberry also makes it refreshing. If you enjoy sweet, fruity flavors, then you will love kamakazie razzberry!
38. Kalte Muschi
This German drink is made from equal parts vodka and Kahlua. It’s super easy to make, so grab your favorite shot glass. Fill it about halfway up with vodka, and pour Kahlua right in on top of that.
Then, give it a good stir, and you’ve got yourself a yummy drink! Pro-tip: Ensure to warn your friends or loved ones before they take their first sip. Because they’re bound to be shocked at how bitter it tastes.
More commonly known as Kalimotxo, Kalimocho is a Basque drink made by mixing white wine and cola. It’s a popular drink in Spain, especially for students who are living on a tight budget. Among many drinks that start with K, kalimocho is one of them.
Nevertheless, it may seem like an odd combination, but it actually tastes pretty good. If you can find a dry white wine, use it instead of sweet wines to mix better with colas.
40. Kali Fury
Kali Fury is a popular nightclub drink in many cities, a vodka-based beverage that combines cranberry juice and Sprite.
The ingredients are shaken together in a cocktail shaker before being poured into an ice-filled glass. Add a cherry for decoration, and you’re ready to party!
41. Kalgoorlie Killer
Kalgoorlie is a gold-mining town in Western Australia. And it is one of the drinks that start with K. Kalgoorlie is known for its rough pubs, so drinking too many Kalgoorlie Killers can easily land you in serious trouble.
Moreso, a Kalgoorlie Killer cocktail consists of vodka, red wine, and some fruit juice (notably tomato or orange). The drink is served straight up (no ice). It has a long history dating back to at least 1894.
42. Kalashnikov Shot
The Kalashnikov shot is a black vodka-based cocktail from Poland. The drink contains vodka, black currant juice, and lemon juice. The shot is named after Soviet inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov.
Moreso, to make a Kalashnikov, shake vodka, lemon juice, and black currant juice. And sugar in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes; strain into a shot glass. Add your choice of garnish.
You’ve heard of a daiquiri, but what about a kalabreeze? The Kalabreeze is an interesting twist on your standard rum drink. And it’s one of the drinks that start with K.
However, it starts with pineapple juice and Malibu rum. But it really sets itself apart when you add Midori to the mix. Kalabreezes is tangy sweet, and perfect for hot days by a pool. Enjoy!
44. Kaiser’s Jest Drink
Kaiser’s Jest is an alcoholic beverage brewed by Kaiserslautern Brewery. The brewery has been producing beer since 1868, and Kaiser’s Jest was launched in 1872. It is a dark brown lager with an alcohol content of 5.5% by volume.
Moreover, it contains a significant amount of malt extract, giving it its dark color and sweet taste. It also contains hops for bitterness and aroma.
45. Kak In The Eye Drink
Kak is a brand of alcohol and is one of Russia’s most famous vodka brands. And one of the drinks that start with K. Its logo features an angry red eye and can be seen on every bottle.
Therefore, if you want to make Kak in an Eye drink, you’ll need a shot glass, whiskey, ice cubes, and orange juice. Fill up your shot glass with whiskey and orange juice. Add some ice cubes in there and stir it before drinking it down!
46. Kahlua Martini
Kahlua, a coffee-flavored liqueur and one of the drinks that start with K. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes and add coffee liqueur, vodka, Kahlúa, and cream.
Then, shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass or over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve.
47. Kahlua Kiss Drink
Kahlua Kiss is a hot chocolate drink made of kahlua coffee liqueur, milk, and marshmallows. Drink it at breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up. Cocoa powder can be substituted for the kahlua if desired.
To make a Kahlua Kiss drink, prepare your favorite mug by adding several marshmallows. And microwaving them until they’re soft.
Then pour in one tablespoon of cocoa powder, add two tablespoons of kahlua, and mix until smooth.
48. Kahlua Fudge Shake
A fudge shake is as delicious as it sounds. Take a vanilla shake, add vanilla ice cream and top it off with fudge syrup. Now you have a creamy, rich drink that’s perfect for enjoying in bed.
But don’t let anyone else see you, or they might try to steal your drink! Just be ready with your straw. If you can’t find Kahlua, get some from your local liquor store and add it to your favorite coffee drink instead.
49. Kahlua Cream Soda
There are many drinks that start with K, and Kahlua cream soda is one of them. You may not have learned what Kahlua is or have never heard of Kahlua Cream Soda. If you’ve never tried it, then you need to!
However, this drink has such a smooth flavor. And when mixed creates a creamy taste unlike any other soda pop. It isn’t too thick, but it sure packs a punch.
50. Kahlua Cognac
A popular coffee liqueur made from vodka and coffee, Kahlua has been enjoyed since its debut in Mexico in 1940. The drink is known for its smooth flavor and can be enjoyed as a base for other cocktails or alone. It’s great stirred into coffee or hot chocolate, used to top off a cocktail or served on ice cream.
51. Kahlua Coffee
Coffee is definitely a must-have in any professional’s daily routine. Mix it up by adding some Kahlua to your coffee every once in a while.
Then, pour over ice, add whipped cream and enjoy! Yum! You can also try these other great drinks that start with K.
Kamikaze is one of the drinks that start with K. A classic drink of vodka, triple sec, and lime juice served on ice. This drink has been around since Prohibition times!
However, it was first made at Victor Bergeron’s bar, Trader Vic’s, located in Oakland, California. The Kamikaze shot glass is shaped like a Japanese fighter plane because of its origin.
53. Kahlua Cobweb Drink
You can make a drink called Cobweb or Kahlua Cobweb. The recipe uses creme de menthe and cream. The proportions are Creme de Menthe, cream, and coffee liqueur to ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass tumbler.
54. Kahlua Butterball Drink
A buttered rum cocktail made from Kahlua, brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice cubes and stir well until the sugar is dissolved. Garnish with a twist of orange or lemon peel.
55. Kahlua Bomb Drink
Kahlua, Creme de Cacao, Vodka, Milk or Cream (creamer) Liqueur: Ingredients; any alcohol and flavoring liqueur. Rum and Kahlúa is a traditional combination; so are gin and berry liqueurs and orange liqueurs with ginger beer. The choice is up to you!
56. Kahlua And Iced Cream
Mix equal amounts of Kahlua and vanilla ice cream in a glass, and top it off with some cold milk. This delightful concoction is not only delicious but also good for your health! Its sweet and creamy taste will satisfy your sweet tooth without overwhelming you.
In fact, Kahlua contains less than half of the amount of alcohol found in most beers (12%). You can enjoy several servings before getting tipsy.
57. Kahlodster Drink
A Kahlodster drink consists of one part Kahlua and two parts milk. Pour Kahlua into a glass, then fill it up halfway with cold milk. If you have any milk left over in your glass, top off your Kahlodster by adding a splash of Kahlua.
Therefore, serve your Kahlodster straight from a coffee mug or thermal travel cup for an extra-adult treat. You might want to put ice cubes in there to keep things cool.
58. Kabuki Drink
A Japanese cocktail made from shochu, hot water, and brown sugar. A bartender invented Kabuki at New York City’s Rainbow Room bar in 1930. It is shaken, strained into a martini glass, and garnished with lemon peel.
59. K Town Cherry Cola
I’m a big fan of cherry coke and love any variation on it. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried K Town Cherry Cola for the first time. That is, by how similar it was to my favorite soft drink.
However, it’s not just similar in taste; it’s actually made from real sugar like classic cherry colas were! It’s slightly more carbonated than coke, but it still has all of its great taste.
60. K Snap Drink
Whisky is mixed with ginger ale, sugar, and lemon to give you a refreshing drink. It is similar to other whiskey-based cocktails like Whiskey Sour and Rusty Nail. K Snap is very easy to make at home.
However, here are the ingredients and method of preparation. K Snap Ingredients: Whiskey, Ice cubes, Lemon slices, Sugar Stirrer Method of Preparation Take a glass filled with ice cubes. Pour some whiskey over it, and squeeze lemon slices into it.
61. K Dawg’s Apple Pie
Butterscotch Schnapps; Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps; Lemonade or Lemon-Lime soda. Mix the first two ingredients into a highball glass with ice, top off with a splash of lemonade, and stir gently. K dawgs are one of the drinks that start with K.
Then, garnish with a lemon wedge, and serve hot! The K Dawg is a wonderful hot drink on cold winter nights.
For a refreshing beverage, we’ve made this list of some of the best drinks that start with K. And include options ranging from fruity to spicy and everything in between! So kick back, relax, and enjoy these 61 drinks that start with K!