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Zombie Cocktail

zombie cocktail

Three types of rum define this tropical classic.

Donn Beach was infamously cagey about sharing his cocktail recipes, especially the one for his legendary Zombie cocktail, but tiki expert and author Jeff “Beachbum” Berry pieced the recipe together through historical research and lucky encounters with former Beachcomber employees.


  • 1½ oz. Jamaican rum
  • 1½ oz. gold Puerto Rican rum
  • 1 oz. 151-proof Demerara rum
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ⅛ tsp. Herbsaint or Pernod
  • ½ oz. falernum
  • ½ oz. Donn’s Mix
  • 1 tsp. grenadine
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 6 oz. crushed ice
  • Tools:blender
  • Glass:chimney or Collins
  • Garnish:mint sprig, lime wedge, cherry


Put everything in blender, saving the ice for last. Blend at high speed for no more than 5 seconds. Pour into a glass and add ice cubes to fill. Garnish.

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