I love Tiki drinks, Tiki bars, Tiki music, Tiki culture, just all the things. Always have, most likely always will. Honestly, I have been looking forward to making this drink since this whole thing started. I found the right mug, tracked down the ingredients and made the syrup. So crank up The Cranberries cause itâ€™s time to make the Zombie.
With itâ€™s juice and itâ€™s rums and itâ€™s syrup and falernum, in your head, in your head itâ€™s all mixing. What in your head, in your heeeaaadddd in a Zombie, Zombie, Zombi-i-ee?
Glad you asked, grab your tins and pop in 1 3/4 ounces of spiced rum, I used Corsair, and 1 ounce of dark rum, I went with Smith + Cross. Follow that with 3/4 ounce of Taylorâ€™s Velvet Falernum, 1 ounce of cinnamon simple syrup, 1 1/2 ounces of pineapple juice, 3/4 ounce of lime juice, 1/2 ounce of orange juice and 1/4 ounce of grenadine. Add ice and shake it hard, like the same old thing as in 1916. Fill an appropriate tiki glass with that cool pebble ice. Bonus points if your glass allows you to strain the drink into your head, into your heeeaaadddd. Garnish with an orange slice, some fresh mint and Cranberries rolled in Demerara sugar, if youâ€™re cool like that. Grate a bit of nutmeg over the top, pop in a reusable straw and serve.
Oh. My. Damn. This drink is so good. Sweet, but not over the top, rum forward, fruity. Simply amazing. There is a reason it is a classic in the Tiki pantheon. I could drink these all day, or at least until I fell over. I think I may do that. Stay safe, stay hydrated and stay sane, my friends.