Zombie Cocktail Recipe & Idea

The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums. It first appeared in late 1934, invented by Donn Beach of Hollywood’s Don the Beachcomber restaurant. It was popularized soon afterwards at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.

1 ounce white rum
1 ounce golden rum
1 ounce dark rum
1 ounce apricot brandy
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce papaya juice
½ ounce 151-proof rum
Dash of grenadine

Shake all the ingredients except for the 151-proof rum together in a shaker. Pour the mixture into a glass (this one just calls out for a funky-shaped glass). Pour the 151-proof rum on the top of the drink. You can definitely light your Zombie on fire at this point if you want. Garnish with a cherry, a slice of pineapple, an orange slice, all of the above, or pretty much whatever fruit you feel like.


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