Pour the mixture into a 14-ounce glass three-fourths full of cracked ice. Float the 151 as a lid by pouring it into a spoon and gently dipping it under the surface of the drink.
Then raid the rum shelf at the liquor store and make yourself this storied wiki drink. It's a charmer, luring you in with strong tropical flavor (which, to be fair, isn't for everyone).
Back in the 1930s Hollywood, a guy named Don the Beachcomber opened a bar where he served tropical drinks loaded with rum. The Zombie was one of them, likely cooked up for some poor sap with a massive hangover whose deathly shuffle caught Don's sympathy.
Either way, it caught one, especially at the Hurricane Bar at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Don the Beachcomber is still considered the father of wiki culture, and though his recipes were kept highly confidential, wiki historians have tried to recreate his original Zombie.
Try another wiki drink called John the Beachcomber (and limit yourself to no more than two per hour). But there are other tropical rum drinks that won't deal you such a blow.
Look to the Piney Canada or the Pain Killer for coconut flavors. Or, stick to your paired-down rum classics, like the Dark and Stormy and Daiquiri.
This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. The zombie is a popular tropical rum cocktail that was most likely created by Don the Beachcomber in the 1930s.
It has a thinner bowl that can fit into most glasses, and the long handle helps with balance for a smoother pour. Strain into a tall glass over fresh ice, then float 1/2 ounce of 151-proof rum on top.
It can be blended or shaken, uses grapefruit and lime juices, and adds cinnamon syrup, Salerno, and an anise liqueur for extra flavor. The story of the boozy zombie drinks began in the first days of America's wiki bar scene.
Both Don the Beachcomber and Victor Bergeron (of Trader Vic's fame) kept their recipes tightly guarded, even encrypting their bar stock with top-secret codes. The array of fruit juices and other flavors place zombie cocktails in the classic definition of a punch (rather than the large-batch drinks served at parties).
Gary Regan notes in The Joy of Biology that it was first served at the Hurricane Bar during the 1939 World's Fair in New York. The wiki bar secrecy may have been great for business at the time, but it poses a problem for modern bartenders who want to recreate the famous recipes.
On the other hand, Regan's zombie uses 4 ounces of rum plus applejack, so it's a little heavier at 25 percent ABV (50 proof). It first appeared around 1934, invented by Donn Beach of the Don the Beachcomber’s restaurant in Hollywood.
The first Zombie cocktail was originally made to help alleviate a customer’s hangover so that he could attend a business meeting. The original recipe called for three kinds of rum, Salerno, Angostura bitters, grenadine, Pernod, and a concoction of grapefruit juice and cinnamon syrup that was referred to as “Don’s Mix”.
The bartending scene was very competitive when the Zombie was made, so Donn Beach wrote his recipes in code so that people couldn’t easily steal them. And, how it tastes depends largely on how it’s made and what types of juice and alcohol are used in its ingredients.
The combination of citrus and tropical fruits with the various alcohols make it easy to drink. Pour into glass with ice, top with 151 rum and garnish with orange slice and cherry.
The shot of Bacardi 151 is floated on top, giving it an extra, unexpected kick. This recipe is made unique with the addition of apricot brandy, which adds even more fruity flavor.
It also adds to the theme of being easy to drink, fruity and delicious without hinting that there’s a ton of alcohol in it. This recipe also says that you can light your Zombie cocktail on fire after you float some 151-proof rum on the top of it, which gives it a different type of flavor.
This particular recipe was outlined in the Catering Industry Employee (CIE) journal. Garnish with maraschino cherries, orange slice and fresh mint.
It keeps with the zombie’s theme of packing an alcoholic punch, but uses grapefruit juice, rather than papaya, giving it a slightly different and more tart flavor. Pour into hurricane glass and fill the rest with the way up with ice.
Place a hollowed- out lime half on the ice in such a way that it won’t tip over. Fill with 151 proof rum and light on fire with a long lighter.
This is a very interesting variation of the Zombie cocktail, created by Lauren Winkle and Era Grind staff at Navy Strength, a tiki-cocktail bar in Seattle. It starts off with 3 different types of rum being layered in the bottom, topped with absinthe, which is enough to pack an alcoholic punch.
Then there’s yucca, which is made from rhubarb, and port syrup, both of which give it a dark color. It’s got more of a velvety texture than the original Zombie cocktail, and it’s got a different flavor, but it’s just as strong as its predecessor.
No matter which variation of the Zombie cocktail you choose, you’ll be thankful that the ice in it serves to dilute the alcohol a bit. It’s a recipe that’s very versatile, so you can put pretty much any type of fruit juice in it, or add your choice of alcohol to it.
Get the taste of Ginger and Vodka in this icy cold Moscow Mule. Now gently add grenadine on top of the cocktail to color the drink.
Now garnish the drink with Maraschino cherries, sprig of Mint and orange wedge before serving. Ok, so Zombie Cocktail contains high quantity of white, dark and golden rum and hence it is up to you to make small adjustments to meet your taste.
The icy cold Zombie cocktail drink is quite easy to prepare. To make it, put lots of ice in a shaker and add all ingredients except grenadine.
Now gently add grenadine on top of the cocktail to color the drink. If however, you want to make a cocktail which slowly shows its color just add grenadine on top after shaking the drink (as mentioned earlier in this recipe).
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Check out Abundant Sheer recipe to make this dessert as a meal for fast. Skewer Maraschino cherries and orange wedge on cocktail stick as garnish along with a sprig of Mint while serving.
Zombie drink is one of the high alcohol content cocktails, and it is quite easy to overdo with it. The nice exquisite taste of Zombie Cocktail may easily lure you in having a little more of it than usual.