A Zombie cocktail is a Tiki cocktail made from fruit juices, liqueurs, and rums. It was invented by Donn Beach in his Hollywood restaurant Don the Beachcomber in 1934. A World’s Fair held in New York in 1939 popularized the sports on the East coast shortly afterward. It isn’t possible to agree on how to prepare this classic cocktail since there are so many versions available. Only one thing is common among mixologists: the cocktail is based on rum, commonly both light and dark rums, sometimes with a 151-proof rum float in the middle. While zombie drinks often have passion fruit as one of the fruit components, they can also contain orange, papaya, grapefruit, pineapple, or combinations of two or more of these fruits. Dale DeGroff gave us this recipe from his book, “The Craft of the Cocktail,” which is one of the best. The best way to get the best zombie experience is to try different kinds of drinks until you find one you enjoy. No matter what kind of zombie you choose, it will be a great summer drink and ideal for a haunting Halloween party.
Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)
The strength of Zombie Cocktail Recipe cocktail is 5 out of 10.
Nutrition (calories per serving)
The estimated calories of Zombie Cocktail Recipe cocktail is 350 calories per serving.
Preparation time (minutes)
The time it takes to create Zombie Cocktail Recipe cocktail is 3 minutes.
- Cocktail shaker
- Highball glass
- 1 1/2 ounces dark rum
- 1 1/2 ounces orange curaçao liqueur
- 1 1/2 ounces light rum
- 1 1/2 ounces passion fruit syrup
- 2 ounces orange juice
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 1/2 ounce lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce grenadine
- 3 dashes aromatic bitters
- Ice cubes
- Tropical fruits (garnish)
- Mint sprig (garnish)
Steps to Make It
- Put the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
- Shake well for 30 seconds.
- Strain into a highball glass.
- Put the garnish.
- Serve and enjoy your drink!