zombie cocktail
Image: Liquor.com / Tim Nusog 

The Zombie is a classic Tiki drink by legendary Donn Beach of Don the Beachcomber restaurant responsible for kicking off the Tiki craze.


  • 45 ml Jamaican rum
  • 45 ml Puerto Rican gold rum
  • 30 ml 151-proof demerara rum
  • 13/100 teaspoon Herbsaint or Pernod
  • 15 ml falernum
  • 15 ml Donn’s mix*
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • 12 ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters


  1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender, adding the crushed ice last.
  2. Blend at high speed for no more than 5 seconds.
  3. Pour into a glass, add ice cubes to fill, then add the garnish.
  4. *Donn’s mix: Bring 3 crushed cinnamon sticks, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and let sit for at least 2 hours before straining into a clean glass bottle. Then add 1 part of the syrup and 2 parts of fresh grapefruit juice together.

Disclaimer- An unedited version of this recipe first appeared on liquor.com

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