What do you think about when you hear a word “Zombie“? Probably you think about Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” ? Or about a popular game “Plants vs Zombies“. But there is one more Zombie and you should definitely know about it!
Zombie Cocktail is one of the most popular Tiki cocktail, not only in the Tiki Culture itself but all around the world. This cocktail is a hit in Hollywood. It was invented in 1934 by Don Beachcomber. You are probably still wondering why this cocktail has such a unique and strange name. But the answer is easy. Don wanted to create a Tiki cocktail after which even a dead man will stand up and he did it! People say that the result after Zombie Cocktail equals the result after 7 Manhattan Cocktail . So there is no need to order 7 Manhattans if you see a Zombie in the menu.
The original recipe of Zombie Cocktail wasn’t available for everyone. Only several Tiki Bars and only some bars in Hollywood made the real Tiki Zombie Cocktail. But in some years the recipe was published. So if you want to become energetic as soon as possible. Here is what you need;
♦ Zombie Cocktail Ingredients ♦
- Dark Rum – 45 ml
- Overproof Rum – 30ml
- Fresh Lime Juice – 30ml
- Cinnamon Syrup – 30ml
- Grapefruit Juice – 45ml
Sometimes people also add gold rum here, but that’s not necessary.
♦Zombie Cocktail Preparations ♦
1) Add all these ingredients into a shaker. Shake it for 10 seconds.
2) Put some crushed ice into a Hurricane glass.
3) Strain the drink from the shaker to the glass.
4) Your ” Zombie Cocktail ” is ready, you can decorate it with mint.
Sometimes people also add Apricot Brandy , Pineapple Juice and Papaya Juice to their Zombie Cocktail. That’s the new version of Zombie Cocktail which is softer and lighter. But the original Zombie Cocktail is the one you really need.
“But promise me one thing. Don’t take me home until I’m drunk”, said Holly Golightly in “Breakfast At Tiffany’s“. What did she do then? Yeah, she ordered Zombie Cocktail. So why not do it now ? Just remember that 2 Zombie Cocktails will be enough to get drunk.