Learn how to make the Original Zombie cocktail recipe:
For the Original Zombie recipe we use 3 types of rum, preferably use:
4cl of aged Jamaican rum, such as Appleton Estate V/X or Extra
4cl of gold Puerto Rican rum
3cl of 151-proof Lemon Hart Demerara rum
Fill your mixing glass with ice and add the 3 types of rum, the freshly squeezed lime juice, the grapefruit juice, the cinnamon syrup, the grenadine, the falernum, the pastis and the angostura bitters. Shake vigorously and strain into a tiki glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish your Original Zombie drink with an edible flower and with a piece of died purple watermelon.
This is the Original Zombie from Jeff's (beachbum Berry) book "Beachbum Berry's Sipping Safari". This recipe dates from around 1934. Berry found it in the 1937 in a notebook of Beachcomber waiter Dick Santiago, who had marked the recipe as “old.”
The Original Zombie is our cocktail of the day for January 6 when "The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus celebrates his birthday.