The zombie is a strong and famous cocktail known for its intense taste and strong alcohol content. It was created by the tiki cocktail guru Donn Beach in the 1930s and has since grown in popularity worldwide. Zombie is a complex blend of different rum types and exotic fruit juices, giving it a unique taste.

Zombie recipe

When making a Zombie cocktail, there are some things you need to be aware of in order to achieve the best taste experience and avoid overpowering it with the alcohol. First of all, it is important to be careful with the amount of over proof rum, as it has a high percentage of alcohol and can be very strong. Use it in the recommended amounts to avoid overshadowing the other flavor notes in the cocktail. Light rum, dark rum and overproof rum all contribute their unique characteristics to the cocktail. Make sure to use fresh juices like lime juice, grapefruit juice and orange juice for a fresh and juicy taste.

When shaking the cocktail in the shaker, be sure to do so long enough to mix the ingredients properly and cool them down. This helps achieve the perfect balance of flavors. And when you pour the cocktail into the glass, be sure to filter the ice cubes using a strainer to avoid getting too many lumps of ice in the glass.


  • 3cl light Rome
  • 3cl dark Rome
  • 3cl overproof Rome
  • 2cl freshly pressed limejuice
  • 2cl freshly pressed orangejuice
  • 2cl freshly pressed grapefruitjuice
  • 1cl sugar syrup
  • 1cl grenadine
  • 1dash angostura bitters
  • Garnish with mint leaves

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Tips for making the perfect zombie cocktail

– Use freshly squeezed lime juice to give the cocktail a fresh taste.
– Use a good quality light and dark rum to get the best taste.
– Add a small amount of each ingredient at a time to adjust the flavor to your liking.
– Use crushed ice instead of ice cubes to avoid diluting the cocktail.
– Garnish the cocktail with a slice of orange or a few cocktail berries to give it an extra zest.

Zombie cocktail variations from around the world

The zombie cocktail is a classic tiki drink, but it has inspired a number of variations from around the world. Here are some of the most popular variations:
– Zombie Mai Tai: A combination of zombie and Mai Tai, made with light and dark rum, orange liqueur, orange juice and fresh lime juice.
White Zombie: A non-alcoholic version of the cocktail, made with pineapple juice, coconut milk, banana and vanilla.
Zombie Brain Hemorrhage: A scary variation involving a shot of Peach Schnapps and Blue Curacao that gives the cocktail a spooky look.


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