Strange Brews: The Zombie

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Seeing as it’s the Summer of the Dead here at Media Whore Network I thought we should dedicate this weeks strange brew to the Zombie.  The cocktail was originally created by Donn Beach in the mid 1930s.  It was named ‘The Zombie’ after a friend of Beach’s drank two and then complained about how he felt like a zombie after drinking them.  The cocktail that tastes so fruity it actually disguises it’s high alcohol content and can people drunk before they have even realised they’ve had a drink.  Today many of the establishments that make the zombie will only serve two per customer to try and stop them becoming drunk in short space of time.  Hit the jump to find out how to create this awesomely potent cocktail.
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Ingredients:
1 measure dark rum
1 measure white rum
½ measure apricot brandy
2 measures pineapple juice
½ measure lime juice
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
Garnish: cocktail cherry and pineapple wedge
To make the cocktail simply add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well, pour the contents into a high glass.  Garnish the top of the cocktail with the cherry and pineapple wedge, either on a cocktail stick or sliced and attached onto the side of the glass.  If you really want to give the cocktail an extra kick then top the glass of with more rum if desired and if your feeling fancy, light the cocktail for added effect. Once your happy with the result add a straw and enjoy.

Zombiecocktail

Seeing as it’s the Summer of the Dead here at Media Whore Network I thought we should dedicate this weeks strange brew to one of my favorite cocktails, the Zombie.  The cocktail was originally created by Donn Beach in the mid 1930s.  It was named ‘The Zombie’ after a friend of Beach’s drank two of the cocktails then complained about how he felt like a zombie after drinking them.  The cocktail that tastes so fruity it actually disguises it’s high alcohol content and can get people drunk before they have felt they’ve had a drink.  Today many of the establishments that make the zombie will only serve two per customer to try and stop them becoming too drunk in short space of time.  Hit the jump to find out how to create this awesomely potent cocktail.

Ingredients:
  • 1 measure dark rum
  • 1 measure white rum
  • ½ measure apricot brandy
  • 2 measures pineapple juice
  • ½ measure lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • Garnish: cocktail cherry and pineapple wedge
To make the cocktail simply add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well and pour the contents into a tall glass.  Garnish the top of the cocktail with the cherry and pineapple wedge if you want, placing them either on a cocktail stick or sliced and attached to the side of the glass.  If you really want to give the cocktail an extra kick then top the glass off with more rum if desired and if your feeling fancy, light the cocktail for added effect.  Once your happy with the result add a straw and enjoy.

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