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Zombie

Let me tell you about one of the coolest drinks you can make – the Zombie cocktail. It’s a super fun and tasty drink that’s perfect for parties or just hanging out. I love making Zombies because they’re colorful, packed with different flavors, and always a hit with my friends. Let’s dive into how you can make your own Zombie cocktail and impress everyone!

Tasting Notes

The Zombie is a sweet and fruity drink with a bit of a kick. It tastes like tropical fruits mixed with a smooth, spicy rum flavor. Every sip takes you on a mini-vacation to a sunny beach.

Equipment and Glassware

You’ll need a cocktail shaker, a strainer, and a tall glass called a highball glass. These tools help mix your drink perfectly and make you feel like a pro bartender.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz. dark rum
  • 1 1/2 oz gold rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. 151-proof rum
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz Falernum
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon Pernod

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients into your cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice until the shaker is about halfway full.
  3. Shake it up until it’s super cold.
  4. Strain it into your highball glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a fruit slice or a little umbrella for fun!

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail well to blend all the flavors.
  • Use fresh juice if you can; it makes the drink taste even better.

When to Serve

The Zombie is perfect for summer parties, Halloween, or anytime you want to add a fun tropical vibe to your day.

See also  Hot Buttered Rum

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best Zombie, use a good-quality light rum and dark rum. Brands like Bacardi for light rum and Myers’s for dark rum are great choices.

Similar Cocktails

If you like the Zombie, you’ll probably enjoy these too:

  1. Mai Tai
  2. Piña Colada
  3. Hurricane
  4. Rum Punch
  5. Bahama Mama

History

The Zombie was created in the 1930s and quickly became popular because of its strong and sweet taste. It’s one of the most famous tiki bar drinks.

FAQs

  • Can I make it less strong?
    Yes, just use a little less rum.
  • What if I don’t have all the ingredients?
    It’s okay to substitute or skip one or two things; the drink will still be tasty.
  • Can kids drink it?
    No, this one’s just for the adults.
a glass of zombie cocktail with recipe ingredients at the background

Zombie

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

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz. dark rum
  • 1 1/2 oz gold rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. 151-proof rum
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz Falernum
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon Pernod

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add all the ingredients.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a cherry and a slice of orange.

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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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