Bitter, Unique, Lethal, but the Aftermath….. Amazing 🙂
Unlike 151, Chartreuse or Absinthe shots- or shots/ bombs in general, they don’t give you that ‘sickly, burning’ feeling in your stomach.
Zombie at $25 per Tiki @ Match Bar QV. Get double for $50 in a large volcanic bowl…if you dare.
Great as a pre-drink before a BIG night out. Just the ‘right’ amount of Tipsy hahha~ Remember though, make sure you catch a taxi!
Here is a little interesting history from good ol’ Wikipedia…
“The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums, so named for its perceived effects upon the drinker. It first appeared in the late 1930s, invented by Donn Beach (formerly Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gannt) of Hollywood’s Don the Beachcomber restaurant. It was popularized soon afterwards at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
Beach concocted it one afternoon for a friend who had dropped by his restaurant before flying to San Francisco. The friend left after having consumed three of them. He returned several days later to complain that he had been turned into a zombie for his entire trip. Its smooth, fruity taste works to conceal its extremely high alcoholic content. Don the Beachcomberrestaurants limit their customers to two Zombies apiece. According to the original recipe, there are the equivalent of 7.5 ounces (2.2 dl) of alcohol in a single Zombie; this is the same as drinking three and a half cocktails made with a fairly generous 2 ounces (0.6 dl) of alcohol per drink. The restaurant limit of two Zombies, therefore, would be the equivalent of 7 regular cocktails such as a Manhattan or Scotch on the rocks.
Donn Beach was very cautious with the recipes of his original cocktails. His instructions for his bartenders contained coded references to ingredients such as “Donn’s Mix”, the contents of which were only known to him. As a result of Beach’s secrecy and the enormous popularity of these drinks during the Tiki craze, countless variations on the Zombie emerged. Other bars, chain restaurants and individuals created their own version of it to satisfy demand, usually with poor results.
Beach’s original recipes for the Zombie and other Tiki drink have been published in Sippin’ Safari by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. Berry researched the origins of many Tiki cocktails, interviewing bartenders from Don the Beachcomber’s and other original Tiki places and digging up other original sources. Mostly notably, Sippin’ Safari details Beach’s development of the Zombie with three different recipes dating from 1934 to 1956. Today, many variations of the cocktail exist and there is no definitive information on the original recipe.”