Halloween 2021: The Perfect Zombie Cocktail Recipe

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It’s heavy on rum (Photo: Getty)

Halloween is almost here, so we get into the minds of all that scary.

Chances are you’ll have your Halloween costume and makeup sorted by now, but what about the food and drink?

Luckily, there are plenty of Halloween-themed treats to bite into, including a certain alcoholic beverage that looks incredibly appropriate for the occasion – a Zombie Cocktail.

So if you’re having friends over this weekend, serve them one of these – not only will you be themed, but the tasty drink will impress too.

The history of the Zombie cocktail recipe is also quite interesting – because in the 1900s it was considered so strong that bartenders were only allowed to serve two per customer.

In terms of origin, the cocktail was devised by Donn Beach – who created the drink for a customer complaining of a bad hangover.

According to the original recipe, the cocktail included three kinds of rum, lime juice, falernum, Angostura bitters, Pernod, grenadine and “Don’s Mix” – a combination of cinnamon syrup and grapefruit juice. .

But over the years, many variations have appeared.

The combination of fruity flavors masks the high alcohol content – so it’s easy to see why drinks were limited with this particular cocktail.

Zombie Cocktail

A fruity sensation (Photo: Getty)

Want to get started ?

We have a recipe for Hawksbill Caribbean Spiced Rum, which requires two different varieties of spirits.

Ingredients of the zombie cocktail: What you will need:

  • 25 ml spiced rum
  • 25 ml white rum
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 100 ml pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp of grenadine

How to make the Zombie cocktail:

  1. Shake the rums and fruit juices in a shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a Hurricane glass with ice, then slowly pour in the grenadine to color the drink.
  3. Garnish with pineapple and a cherry.

Of course, if rum isn’t your spirit of choice, you can always try a pumpkin martini or a “Bride of Frankenstein” cocktail.

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