Zombie Recipe

Lots of Rum! Careful!

Favorite Restaurant Drink Recipe

There are many variations on this Zombie Recipe.

With all the rum involved, be careful enjoying it or you may turn into a zombie!

The original version is credited to the famous Don the Beachcomber.

He apparently invented the Zombie in the late 1930's. It was a featured beverage at the 1939 World's Fair. The drink remained popular for several decades although many younger people today have never tried one.

(The "Zombie" is making a "come back," probably because of the recent movies and TV shows).

The drink is often served in a tall slender glass like a Collins glass or a chimney glass. So-called "Zombie Mugs” are now being used by some people to serve this beverage.

I haven't added the mug to my priority list. Probably won't, either. I prefer the glass. ;-)

Zombie Recipe

Real Restaurant Cocktail Recipe

Preparation time: 3 minutes. Serves 1


  • 1 oz Apricot Brandy
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 2 dashes of grenadine
  • Orange juice
  • 1 oz Meyers 151
  • Pineapple stick or wedge
  • Orange slice
  • Maraschino cherry




  • Mix light & dark rums and brandy using a cocktail shaker
  • Add lemon and lime juice and 2 dashes of grenadine
  • Shake well and strain into a chimney glass filled with ice
  • Fill glass with orange juice leaving room to float 1 oz of 151 rum
  • Garnish with pineapple, orange slice and/or cherry

Carefully enjoy your Zombie cocktail recipe and the company of those you share it with!


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