Here’s a drink to have when you are harping after a beach holiday, but it’s only Tuesday.
I bring you, The Zombie.
I’ve made a mini version of this drink today, again, it’s only Tuesday. There are many variations on this Tiki classic but it’s basically rum, lime and pineapple juice, and the joy of it is adding your own tweaks.
So turn on the Martin Denny, sit back, sip and enjoy.
How To Make: Zombie
- 25ml of white rum
- 25ml of amber rum
- A glug of Malibu rum
- A glug of apricot brandy
- 25ml of fresh lime
- 50ml of pineapple juice
- A dash of cinnamon
- A dash of nutmeg
- A dash of Angostura
- A dash of grapefruit bitters
- A dash of grenadine
- A glug of dark rum
- A glug of overproof rum (if you want it on fire)
- Preferred glass would be a Hurricane, or very large wine glass
- Garnish with anything tropical, fruity, and Hawaiian-looking
This is more of a mid-week Zombie, as it's a little weaker than a typical Zombie. Maybe we can call it a Mini-Zombie...
Shake the white and amber rum, Malibu, apricot brandy, fresh lime, pineapple juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, Angostura and grapefruit bitters (basically everything apart from the dark - or overproof - rum & grenadine) in a cocktail shaker with loads of ice.
Prepare your garnish, tropical fruits all stacked on a cocktail stick, and the finest cocktail cliche perhaps: a cocktail umbrella.
Strain the drink into the glass, and let through a few rocks of ice if your going to savour it slowly. Sink a dash of grenadine to the bottom, and float the dark rum on top. Add the garnish to the rim of the glass, and stick in a straw.
Squeeze a wedge of lime into the drink, and bottoms-up!
If you've floated overproof rum on top, skip the cocktail umbrella, dim the lights and light it on fire. Drink through the straw, and keep your hair clear of the inferno. Avoid using hairspray.
Then, go to bed. You've got work in the morning.