Try this Zombie Cocktail On For Size!
For all of you Rum drinkers out there, let’s do 4
Rumor has it…
the Zombie Cocktail was invented in 1934 by Donn Beach. Mr. Beach is known for Hollywood’s Don the Beachcomber restaurant.In Don’s former life, he was known as Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gannt.
Anyway, the Zombie Cocktail gained traction and popularity at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York’s Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
The Zombie, also know as the “Skull Puncher” contains fruit juices, various rums and various liqueurs.
Legend has it…
that Don created the cocktail to help a hung-over customer make it through a business meeting. Several days later the same customer showed up complaining he had been turned into a Zombie for the entire trip.
With that said…
The following cocktail recipe is one of many, but a tried and true favorite among rum drinkers! Try a “Zombie” at your next get together!
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The Zombie Cocktail!
- 1 oz lime juice (fresh lime is always best)
- 1 oz light rum
- 1 oz golden rum
- 1 oz dark rum or anejo rum
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1 oz pineapple juice
- 1/2 oz cherry brandy
- 1 tsp. of simple syrup
Mix the ingredients well in an ice filled cocktail shaker.
Strain into a highball or Tom Collins glass with ice.
Garnish with a pinch of powdered sugar, fruit slice, pineapple stick and a mint sprig.
A Nice Option: Float a high proof dark rum on top such as 151.
Introduced at the 1939 World’s Fair, the “Zombie” has endured as one of the most popular rum drinks. A Zombie makes for a great party drink as well as a nice relaxing drink after a hard day at work! If you haven’t yet tried the Zombie, give it a whirl. But be forwarned, this drink packs a serious punch!
Check out this excellent “Rum Runner Recipe”!