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8 Must-Try Zombie Themed Cocktails

Step into the mysterious world of the undead as we embark on a thrilling journey through the eerie and enchanting realm of zombie-themed cocktails. 

Spooky Halloween cocktail with red bubble drink and eyes made from lychee and blueberry

In this chillingly delightful article, we’ll uncover the secrets behind crafting spine-tingling libations that would make even the most seasoned mixologist shiver with delight. From classic concoctions inspired by the iconic “Zombie” cocktail to macabre masterpieces that push the boundaries of mixology, we’ll delve into a ghoulish gallery of recipes and techniques. Join us as we resurrect forgotten flavors and summon the spirits of creativity in a quest to quench your thirst for all things eerie and intoxicating.

Zombie

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The Zombie Cocktail is a complex and mesmerizing blend of spirits and flavors that dance on the palate. Its medley of dark rum, gold rum, and overproof rum forms a robust foundation, while fresh lime juice and grapefruit juice introduce a zesty and citrusy brightness. Falernum syrup and grenadine contribute a touch of sweetness, while Pernod and Angostura bitters provide subtle herbal and aromatic notes. This multifaceted concoction offers a harmonious balance between sweet, tart, and potent, making it a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts seeking a thrilling taste adventure. Sipping a zombie is like embarking on a flavorful expedition, with each sip revealing new depths to savor and enjoy.


Zombie Brain Shot

Zombie Brain Shot
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The Zombie Brain Shot is a visually stunning concoction that combines peach schnapps, creme de menthe, Baileys Irish Cream, and a drizzle of grenadine. The peach schnapps adds a fruity sweetness, while the creme de menthe infuses a refreshing minty note. The Baileys Irish Cream creates a creamy texture and rounds out the flavors, while the grenadine adds a mesmerizing swirl of vibrant red. Take a sip, and you’ll experience a delightful blend of sweet, minty, and creamy sensations that explode on your taste buds.


Zombie Apocalypse Cocktail

Zombie Apocalypse Cocktail
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The Zombie Apocalypse Cocktail is a tantalizing mix of vodka, Blue Curaçao, melon liqueur, sweet and sour mix, and pineapple juice, all crowned with a shimmering silver lustre dust. This electrifying cocktail boasts a vivid turquoise hue, evoking the eerie allure of a post-apocalyptic world. The blend of fruity and citrusy notes from the liqueurs and juices harmonizes beautifully with the vodka’s kick. As for its popularity, this drink’s vibrant appearance and delicious taste make it a standout choice at themed parties and bars, captivating both the adventurous and the aesthetically inclined. Raise a glass and join the post-apocalyptic revelry!


Spooktacular Halloween Zombie Cocktail

Spooktacular Halloween Zombie Cocktail
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The Spooktacular Halloween Zombie Cocktail is a symphony of rums, with Appleton Estates Signature Single Estate Rum and El Dorado Demerara Rum leading the way, offering rich and robust flavors. Cointreau adds a citrusy brightness, while Okanagan Spirits Absinthe Gold and Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum bring a hint of mysterious complexity. Fresh lime and orange juices provide a zesty kick, while passionfruit pulp and grenadine infuse tropical sweetness. Velvet falernum and a dash of orange bitters add depth and balance. Crafted to bewitch the senses, this concoction is a spirited masterpiece to summon the Halloween spirit.


Zombie Halloween Punch

Zombie Halloween Punch
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The Zombie Halloween Punch is a delightfully simple and spooky concoction. Combining lemon-lime soda, lemonade, and blue raspberry Kool-Aid powder, it’s a breeze to prepare. Just mix these ingredients, and you have a vibrant, eerie brew. Adding scoops of lime sherbet creates a frothy, otherworldly texture, and gummy worms add a playful, creepy touch. Enjoy it by ladling it into glasses with a scoop of sherbet and a few gummy worms for a fun, fizzy, and refreshingly eerie experience that’ll enchant both kids and adults alike.


White Zombie

White Zombie
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Introducing the White Zombie Cocktail, a luscious blend of vodka, coffee liqueur, double cream, milk, and ice. The vodka offers a clean, neutral canvas, while the coffee liqueur brings a rich, roasted java kick. Double cream adds a velvety, indulgent sweetness that is perfectly balanced by the lightness of milk. This classic cocktail combines the bold essence of coffee with the smooth creaminess of dairy, resulting in a luxurious, silky texture that’s sure to satisfy. The White Zombie, a sip of pure indulgence, promises to transport your taste buds to a realm of creamy coffee bliss, making it a sophisticated and soul-soothing choice for any occasion.


Zombie Brains Halloween Cocktail

Zombie Brains Halloween Cocktail
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Unleash the chilling allure of the Zombie Brains Halloween Cocktail, a mesmerizing blend of raspberries, pomegranate juice, orange juice, vodka, Chambord, and a hint of ginger ale. As you take the first sip, the tangy raspberries and zesty orange juice dance on your palate, while the pomegranate and Chambord offer a luscious, berry-rich depth. The vodka’s subtle kick ensures a spirited twist, all harmonized by a splash of ginger ale that adds effervescence to this spine-tingling elixir. Whether you’re celebrating the witching hour with friends or conjuring up a chilling atmosphere for a themed party, the Zombie Brains Halloween Cocktail is sure to bewitch your guests, leaving them spellbound with its tantalizing flavors and ghostly presentation. 


A Sherry Zombie

A Sherry Zombie
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The Sherry Zombie cocktail presents a delightful fusion of flavors, blending Amontillado Sherry’s nutty, dry notes with the rich depth of aged and Jamaican rums. The citrusy punch of lime juice and pineapple juice balances the sweetness of pineapple shrub and grenadine, while a touch of overproof rum adds a fiery kick. With each sip, you’ll experience a harmonious blend of nutty sherry, tropical fruits, and the warming embrace of rum. Indulge in the Sherry Zombie, a taste of the tropics with a sherry twist. Perfect for sipping on a balmy evening by the ocean or as a refreshing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. 


Spooky Halloween cocktail with red bubble drink and eyes made from lychee and blueberry

8 Zombie Themed Cocktail Recipes

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Instructions

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  2. Gather all the needed ingredients
  3. Prep a zombie themed cocktail in less than 5 minutes

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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