Zombie Cocktail @ TBI Boozy Fridays vol.5

Zombie Cocktail @ TBI Boozy Fridays vol.5

**Boozy Fridays presents the most legendary unsolved mystery in the annals of the tropical drink: Don the Beachcomber’s Zombie**


Quoting from Beachnum Berry’s Grog Log (1998) : “Don’s Zombie was his most infamous invention , which went on to become the most legendary unsolved mystery in the annals of tropical drink”. Even Don’s own bartenders didn’t know how to make it : they poured the ingredients from bottles marked only by numbers or letters, the right combination of which was the sole part of the code they knew…..This particular formula was contributed by Don the Beachcomber himself to a 1950 barbeque manual written and self published by his friend Louis Spievak. Far be it from us to doubt its authenticity, especially after reading the caveat Don appended it :“I originated and have served this “thing” since 1934….anyone that says otherwise is a liar !!! Singed: DON””



The Zombie  original formula:

-5 ml Brown sugar

-30ml Fresh Lime Juice

-30ml Gold Puerto Rican Rum

-30ml 151-PROOF Demerara Rum (from Guyana)

-30ml White Puerto Rican Rum

-30ml Unsweetened Pineapple Juice

-30ml Fresh Lime Juice

-30ml Passion Fruit Syrup

-1 dash Angostura Bitters

Dissolve the brown sugar in the lemon juice

Combine with everything else in a cocktail shaker with crushed ice

Shake well, and pour it all into a Collins glass

Garnish with a mint sprig

Taken from Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails by Ted Haigh Aka Dr. Cocktail (2009)

The Bar Institute’s variation:

– 30ml Dark Rum (from Jamaica)

-30ml Amber Rum (from Barbados)

-30ml White Rum (from Cuba)

-30ml Aged Rum (other than Jamaican)

-10ml Overproof Rum (choose your favourite)

-5ml Grenadine

-25ml Fresh Lime Juice

-10ml Sugar Syrup

-25ml Fresh Lemon Juice

-20ml Pineapple Juice

-15ml Orgeat

-15ml Maraschino Liqueur

-2 dashes Angostura bitters

-1 dash Absinth

Method : Blending with a scoop of crushed ice

Glass : Tiki mug or Highball

Garnish : Feel free to improvise

Cheers to a Summer Cocktail Weekend**
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