Ah, the Zombie Cocktail. This potent concoction has been around for decades, but it wasn’t until the 1940s that it gained popularity. The story goes that it was invented at a bar in New Orleans called the “Monastery” by a bartender named Donn Beach. The original recipe was kept a secret and it was believed that the drink contained a powerful combination of 151-proof rum, absinthe, and lime juice.
The Zombie Cocktail has since become a classic cocktail and its popularity has spread across the globe. The drink is usually a combination of white rum, dark rum, orange juice, lime juice, and grenadine. It is usually served with a sprig of mint, a few dashes of Angostura bitters, and a maraschino cherry.
If you’re looking to make a Zombie Cocktail at home, here is a delicious recipe for you to try:
- 2 oz white rum
-2 oz dark rum
-1 oz orange juice
-1 oz lime juice
-1/2 oz grenadine
-1 sprig of mint
-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
-1 maraschino cherry
Cocktail Mixing Instructions:
- Fill a highball glass with ice.
- Add the white rum, dark rum, orange juice, lime juice, and grenadine.
- Stir the ingredients together until well combined.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint, a few dashes of Angostura bitters, and a maraschino cherry.
When it comes to the alcohol used in a Zombie Cocktail, there are a few different options. The original recipe called for 151-proof rum, but you can use any type of rum you prefer. You can also use vodka, gin, or tequila.
When it comes to the glass to use, a highball glass is the best option. You can also use a Collins glass, a hurricane glass, or a rocks glass.
For the ice, the bigger the better. You want to make sure the glass is filled with plenty of ice cubes to keep the drink cold.
Finally, for garnishes, the original recipe calls for a sprig of mint, a few dashes of Angostura bitters, and a maraschino cherry. You can also get creative and use other fruits and herbs to garnish the drink.
Now that you have the recipe, it’s time to make your own delicious Zombie Cocktail. Cheers!
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