Classic Zombie Cocktail By Don The Beachcomber

As the title would suggest, this is the original Zombie recipe, developed by Don the Beachcomber in Southern California.

Recipe adapted from Martin Cate, Smuggler?s Cove, San Francisco

Classic 1934 Zombie By Don The Beachcomber
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Make this Classic 1934 Zombie by Don the Beachcomber cocktail from Martin Cate at Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco.
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Total time: 10 minutes
  • 6 ounces crushed ice, plus extra to fill glass
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • ¼ ounce cinnamon syrup
  • ½ ounce falernum
  • 1½ ounces Puerto Rican gold rum
  • 1½ ounces aged Jamaican rum
  • 1 ounce Lemon Hart 151 Demerara Rum
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • 6 drops Pernod or Herbsaint
  • Mint sprig
  1. In a blender jar, add crushed ice, the lime juice, grapefruit juice, cinnamon syrup, falernum, Puerto Rican rum, Jamaican rum, Demerara, grenadine, bitters and Pernod. Blend until slushy, about 2 to 3 seconds. Pour the contents into a zombie glass or pint glass and add more crushed ice to fill. Finish with the mint sprig.
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