Since we won’t have a weekly cocktail post until after Halloween — longer if there’s a zombie apocalypse and the power goes out — we’re posting our scariest drink yet a few days early.
Scary as in that’s a lot of rum. Most versions call for 151 proof, so this is actually lower in alcohol! But if the zombies are coming, wouldn’t it be better to have a slightly numbed brain before they start to eat it?
Speaking of brain eating (I call that writing technique my news anchor segue), the clips below involve some. (Just the Best of Tarman to be precise.) But Katherine picked the clips and she gets grossed out easily and tried to keep the brain eating to a minimum. Also, she said, and I quote (see quote marks): “That was the best way to spend a Saturday morning ever. Oh my God, did you hear that?”
The recipe below is our version of the Zombie. The real recipe was lost in the Zombie Apocalypse of 1929.
- 1 ounce light rum
- 1 ounce dark rum
- 1 ounce spiced rum
- 1/2 ounce triple sec
- 1 1/2 orange juice
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 3 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
- 1 heaping tsp powdered sugar
Dump all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Strain into a San Diego mug and drink while watching one of the movies below.
Editor’s Note: Remember if faced with a real zombie to remove the head or destroy the brain. Records might help achieve this goal, but pies probably won’t. See educational videos below.
Oh and try not to get this stuck in your head all day: