Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Zombie Cocktail

Day 27

Zombie Cocktail
3.5 out of 5

I'm going to take a night off of my blended cocktails tonight to honor one of my good friends Marisa!  Today is her birthday and she has requested that I try a Zombie for her birthday.  Marisa and I were sitting down looking through my 3 cocktail books and she found tonight's cocktail and thought it looked good enough to try.  Now I must say that the book we were looking through made it look a bit how do I say this....tropical-ey-er then what I created.  It had that bright orange delicious look to it that made you want to pull it right out of the book and devour it.  (If you haven't noticed I do create my own words which are usually regular words where I add an "er" or "ey" or "ish" to the end or sometimes a couple of them, just thought I'd throw that out there so you don't think that I can't spell or something).

I am giving tonight's cocktail 3.5 shots out of 5 because although it's not my favorite drink ever, it does have potential.  By potential I mean the first few sips are okish, but as you take more you get used to the taste of it and begin to like it a bit more.

This is my first ever cocktail that I used apricot brandy or powdered sugar, it was kind of exciting.  I could see myself ordering this cocktail at a bar more or less to see what someone else's Zombie tastes like.  All in all (the more sips I'm taking), I like tonight's cocktail!  Good choice Marisa and Happy Birthday To You!! 

Here is the recipe for the Zombie:

  • 4 crushed ice cubes (there I go telling you exactly how many to use again)
  • 1 shot amber rum
  • 1 shot light rum
  • 1/2 shot apricot brandy
  • 2 shots pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp powdered sugar

In a shaker add your crushed ice, both rums, apricot brandy, pineapple juice, lime juice and powdered sugar.  Shake it up until you have a good foam.  Pour it un-strained into your chilled hurricane glass and enjoy!

Here is a photo of the end result:

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Cheers to my good friend Marisa on her birthday!

The Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.


  1. Definitely trying it on Saturday. How is the lime juice? I remember it completely over powered the cosmo we had a couple of weeks ago.

  2. The lime juice was fine, nothing like that cosmo at all, yuck!