Z is for Zombie

This is another fruity drink with a silly name. However, unlike the mostly-forgotten  Harvey Wallbanger or the not-yet-passé Sex on the Beach, the Zombie WILL take you out if you're not careful. From the Wikipeadia page:

Commonly used ingredients
Preparation Mix ingredients other than the 151 in a shaker with ice. Pour into glass and top with the high-proof rum.
Notes Because of the high proof rum, this cocktail could be lit if desired.

I remember my nights spent at Ciril's House of Tiki in Chicago, on a gray, cracked section of 53rd Street. Decades later, I can't think of that place without smiling. I usually drank Mai Tais or Singapore Slings, but every now and then would end the night with a Zombie.

Perhaps you're asking, why not start with a Zombie? Why end the night with such a strong drink?

The fact is, once you had a Zombie, your night was over. Oh, there were those in my circle who could claim to be able to drink them all night, and rightly so, since I saw them do it. Not me. Also, they cost $5 each, which was a stiff price for a drink back then, even for a stiff drink.

Any drink you can light on fire is a drink to treat with care. Tasty, but dangerous.

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  1. I figured Z would be for Zombie because… of course it is!

    Very appropriate, ending the month with a drink to end the night. The recipe… mmmm. I'll have to try that sucker some time.

    1. The Zombie is like the Long Island Iced Tea - *dangerously* delicious. It's way too easy to make the mistake of ordering n+1, where n=your limit.

  2. That sounds delicious! My favorite line was about treating any drink you can light on fire with care. :)

    1. Since you don't drink, I'll have to have one for you!


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