Zombie

  • Units: 4
  • Served in: Highball glass
  • Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 25 ml/ 0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) Dark rum
  • 25 ml/ 0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) White rum
  • 25 ml/ 0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) Golden rum
  • 25 ml/ 0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) Triple sec
  • 25 ml/ 0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) Lime juice
  • 25 ml/ 0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) Orange juice
  • 25 ml/ 0.85 fl. oz (1 measure) Guava juice
  • 12.5 ml/ 0.42 fl. oz (1/2 measure) Sugar syrup 
  • Crushed ice.
  • Optional
  • 12.5 ml/ 0.42 fl. oz (1/2 measure) Grenadine
Zombie

The Zombie cocktail gets it's name from its high alchohol content, – it contains three types of rum, triple sec, all complimented by a mixture of fruit juices. 

It first appeared in late 1934, invented by Donn Beach (formerly Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gannt) of Hollywood's Don the Beachcomber restaurant, and the customer it was designed for complained he felt like a zombie after consuming it!

Method

  1. Pour a handful of crushed ice into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Then pour in the dark rum, white rum, golden rum, triple sec, fruit juices, and sugar syrup.
  3. Vigorously shake all of the ingredients in the cocktail shaker.
  4. Top up with a little grenadine.
  5. Pour without straining into a long glass.
Legend has it that Donn Beach originally concocted the Zombie to help a hung-over customer get through a business meeting.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.

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