The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums. It first appeared in late 1934, invented by Donn Beach of Hollywood’s Don the Beachcomber restaurant. It was popularized soon afterwards at the 1939 New York World’s Fair and started the Tiki craze.
INGREDIENTS IN THE ZOMBIE COCKTAIL
1 1⁄2 oz Gold Puerto Rican rum
1 oz 151-proof demerara rum
1⁄8 tsp Herbsaint or Pernod
1⁄2 oz Falernum
1⁄2 oz Donn’s mix*
1 tsp Grenadine
3⁄4 oz Fresh lime juice
1 dash Angostura bitters
HOW TO MAKE THE ZOMBIE COCKTAIL
Put all of the ingredients in blender, adding 6 oz of crushed ice last.
Blend at high speed for no more than 5 seconds.
Pour into a glass, add ice cubes to fill, then add the garnish.
*Donn’s mix: Bring 3 crushed cinnamon sticks, 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and let sit for at least 2 hours before straining into a clean glass bottle.
Then add 1 part of the syrup and 2 parts of fresh grapefruit juice together.