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Recipe: The Zombie

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Recipes

Nowadays, there are almost as many different Zombie recipes as there are zombies in most low budget horror films. The reason for that is that while this cocktail has a long established name (1939), Don the Beachcomber, was very guarded with the recipes to his inventions, even keeping secret ingredients from his own staff at his bars. Our variant is a take off of the close-to-original brought back to “life” by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.

Recipe: Zombie

1 1/2 oz. Jamaican rum
1 1/2 oz. Gold Puerto Rican rum (we use Don Q)
1 oz. 151-proof Demerara rum
1/8 tsp. Pastis (such as Pernod or Herbsaint)
1/2 oz. Falernum
1/2 oz. B.J. Reynold’s Donn’s Mix
1 tsp. Grenadine (please use fresh, or anything but Rose’s)
1 dash Angostura bitters

Pour all ingredients except the 151-proof Demerara rum into a mixing glass.
Pack a chimney glass with crushed ice.
Add additional ice to the mixing glass and shake.
Strain into the chimney glass.
Pour the 151-proof Demerara rum on top.
Garnish with a mint sprig.
Serve with a straw.

An alternate suggestion: to add to the forbidden and formidable nature of the drink, substitute your favorite absinthe for the pastis.

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