Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Zombie Cocktail

Day 27

Zombie Cocktail
3.5 out of 5

Did you know that May is "Zombie Awareness Month"?

Yea, neither did I......I think I somehow stumbled upon it.....somehow?  Not even sure how to be honest, lol.  But here we are, so.........Happy Zombie Awareness Month?!

****updated to celebrate ZAM in May****

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 a photo of the end result:

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

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!

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!

  3. This sounds yummy and looks creepy! Rum and pineapple are my husband's two favorite things. I think I will treat him to one of these soon.

  4. What a fun cocktail! I'll need to try this for TWD marathons!

  5. Who knew zombies needed more awareness? Lol that cracks me up. This cocktail actually looks so yummy- love rum and pineapple together. Perfect for summer!

  6. Apricot brandy sounds like fun! I love this month and could totally drink this while I watch horror movies!

  7. A Zombie Cocktail! How completely fun and unique! I'd love to try out this drink when my family comes over for a BBQ this weekend.

  8. Hahaha, I had no idea there was a zombie awareness month! Oooo... apricot and pineapple sounds like a delicious combo and I love how spooky the drink looks to match the month.

  9. Those look so good! Making me thirsty