Zombie Cocktail Recipe

A Zombie Cocktail is an easy tropical rum drink recipe. A delicious Tiki drink with fruits and spices for your next Luau or summer party.

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Easy Zombie Cocktail

Craving a tropical drink, but want something different? Then try this delicious Zombie Cocktail recipe. It’s the perfect Tiki drink! Made with mango, orange juice and a variety of rum, this simple drink is perfect for a Luau Party or sipping by the pool.

After creating this popular Tropical Rum Punch recipe, I’m a little obsessed with various rum cocktails. The premise behind Tiki cocktails is that they’re high in booze, but balanced out with fruits and spices so they don’t taste strong. I’m excited that Living Locurto team member Natalie made this for us today! It’s one yummy cocktail recipe, I’ll be making a lot this summer.

What is in a Zombie Cocktail?

The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and several kinds of rum. It was invented by Donn Beach at his Hollywood restaurant in 1934. It became popular on the East coast after the 1939 New York World’s Fair. This was a time when Tiki themed bars were the craze, making the Zombie a popular Tiki drink.

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How do you make Mango Puree?

One of this Zombie drink’s ingredients is mango puree. You might be wondering where you can find this or how you can make it. You can buy mango puree or syrup at most liquor stores, on Amazon here, or make it yourself with a fresh mango.

For fresh Mango Puree, you’ll need:

  • 1 ripe mango, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons water

Put the ingredients into a blender and puree. That’s it!

What is Angostura Bitters?

One of the important ingredients in a Tiki drink is Angostura Bitters. Bitters are made from botanicals such as aromatic herbs, bark, roots, and fruit. These ingredients are infused into a flavorless alcohol base to create a potent flavoring.

Rumor has it that the Angostura Bitter’s recipe contains over 40 ingredients, but only a few people know the actual formula.

Angostura Bitters is used in several classic cocktails such as an Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Daiquiri and various Tiki drinks.

Zombie Cocktail Drink. Easy Tropical Rum punch Tiki Recipe.

 

How Do You Make a Layered Cocktail?

What makes this such a stunning tropical drink is the layers. For this Zombie cocktail, start by filling your glass with ice and pouring the bright red grenadine first. Then mix the rest of the drink ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and pour over the grenadine.

How to Layer Cocktails. Zombie Cocktail Recipe. Easy Tiki Drink for a luau party.

The colorful layers create a sunset look that makes you feel like you’re on the beach!

Zombie Cocktail Recipe. Easy Tropical Rum Punch Tiki Drink for a luau party.

 

EnJoy this fun Tiki Drink Recipe

So grab your friends and shake up a few of these tasty Zombie cocktails this summer!

Zombie Cocktail Tiki Drink

A Zombie Cocktail is an easy tropical rum drink recipe. A delicious Tiki drink with fruits and spices for your next Luau or summer party.

  • 1 ounce dark rum
  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce  triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces mango puree
  • 1 1/2 ounces orange juice
  • 1/4 ounce  grenadine
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • orange wedge lime slice and cherry for garnish
  1. Put all ingredients besides the grenadine into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Fill with ice then shake.
  3. Fill large glass with ice and pour the Grenadine into the glass.
  4. Strain cocktail mixture from the shaker into the glass.
  5. Garnish glass with orange wedge, lime slice and cherry.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

See my daughter’s Disney Luau party here and find more fun tiki party ideas here.

 

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Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea is the perfect summer drink recipe!

A Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party drink! Easy spiked tea cocktail.

Sponsored by Milo’s Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea Recipe

With summer near, this Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made with juicy strawberries, fresh mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Unsweet Tea is the perfect quick drink to enjoy with friends and family! I’m happy to be partnering again with Milo’s Tea to bring you another fabulous party drink recipe. If you missed my Autumn Spice Punch recipe from the fall, click here to find it.

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe. Made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party cocktail.

Low Calorie Drink

Summer holidays are a great time to impress your guests with a delicious cold party drink. This easy low calorie drink recipe is perfect for Memorial Day weekend and the 4th of July! Just add patriotic straws to your glass for some instant patriotic flair!

I made this delicious Strawberry Iced Tea with Milo’s Unsweet Tea, fresh strawberries, mint and Meyer lemons. It literally takes minutes to make and will look amazing on your summer holiday party table! Spike it up with vodka for a refreshing cocktail.

A Strawberry Iced Tea recipe made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and is the perfect summer party drink! Easy spiked tea cocktail.

 

All Natural Award Winning Iced Tea

Milo’s iced tea is so good! It’s an all natural award winning tea fresh brewed from real tea leaves. My kids are starting to ask for sweet tea, so I love the fact that Milo’s tea is sweetened with a clean ingredient list of pure cane sugar and no preservatives or added acids. It’s an ideal drink for the summer holidays!

A Strawberry Tea recipe made with Milos Famous Tea.

Milo’s famous sweet tea recipe is the same recipe that was brewed by Milo back in 1946! Being able to buy the gallon jugs makes this Strawberry Iced Tea recipe so easy to make. Using it saves you time not having to brew your own tea.

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea.

I really like buying this tea because, not only do they use all-natural ingredients, but Milo’s Tea Company is a family, women-owned business. Founded by Milo Carlton in 1946 as a restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, his tea recipe became so popular that buy 1989 the family started selling it by the gallon. The company is now run by Milo Carlton’s granddaughter.

Easy Strawberry Iced Tea Summer Party Drink

Look at how gorgeous this Strawberry Tea looks served in a clear glass pitcher! I whipped up this summer party tray in minutes and you can too!

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Best of all, this drink is made by the pitcher which means no mixing individual drinks and more time for you to enjoy a Milo’s moment with friends and family.

Strawberry cocktail by the pitcher with strawberries, mint, lemons and tea.

 

Where to Find Milo’s Famous Tea

I get Milo’s tea at Walmart or Market Street in the refrigerated juice section. It’s also available in sweet or no calorie sweetened with sucralose. Click Here to find a store with Milo’s near you.

Strawberry Iced Tea recipe is an easy cocktail with Milos Unsweet Tea.

I hope you enjoy this easy drink recipe and have many Milo’s moments with family and friends this summer!

Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea made by the pitcher with fresh strawberries, mint, lemons and Milo’s Famous Iced Tea is the perfect summer drink recipe! Spike it with vodka for a refreshing cocktail.

  • 4 cups Milo’s Unsweet Iced Tea
  • 1 cup strawberries (pureed)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup vodka (Optional)
  • Ice
  1. Cut off strawberry stems and puree in a blender or food processor. You should get 1 cup of pureed strawberries from about 2 handfuls of large fresh strawberries.
  2. In a pitcher, add 3-5 fresh mint leaves and muddle them with a spoon.
  3. Pour tea, sugar, strawberry puree and the juice of one lemon into the pitcher.
  4. Add vodka if you want a spiked Strawberry tea. If not, fill the rest of the pitcher with tea.
  5. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6. Serve by muddling mint in a glass. Fill glass with ice and pour the tea. Garnish with a strawberry and mint leaf.

If you like your iced tea sweet, add more sugar or omit the sugar and use Milo’s Sweet Tea instead.

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Passion Fruit Rum Punch

An easy Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail that will make you feel like you’re at the beach! Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink recipe for your next party.

An easy Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail recipe. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink for your next party. Luau party ideas.

Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch

Sail into summer with a Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch Cocktail that will make you feel like you’re lounging on the beach! Make a pitcher or two of this easy tropical rum punch recipe for your next party. It’s a simple drink you can make in no time!

I’m planning our summer vacation to Hawaii, so when Living Locurto team member and party expert Natalie, shared this new tropical drink recipe for us, I was so excited! Looking at this festive cocktail makes me ready to wear a lei and go to a luau. Which I will be soon! Yay!

Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail recipe. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink for your next party. Fun Luau party ideas.

Anyone who loves tropical rum drinks, will enjoy trying something new like passion fruit!

What Is Passion Fruit?

Passion fruit is a type of tropical fruit grown all over the world. It has a hard, colorful rind and a juicy, seed-filled center. Passion fruit is a rich source of antioxidants and nutrients, especially fiber, vitamin C and vitamin A.

Diets rich in these nutrients have been linked with a lower risk of diseases like heart disease and diabetes. So not only is this tropical drink delicious, but it’s good for your heart!

An easy Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail recipe. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink for your next party.

I think this recipe would be the perfect punch for a luau party. Thanks Natalie for sharing this amazingly easy new cocktail! Be sure to follow Natalie on Instagram for more amazing party ideas.

Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail recipe. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink for your next luau party.

Passion Fruit Rum Punch

An easy Passion Fruit Tropical Rum Punch cocktail that will make you feel like you’re at the beach! Make a pitcher of this easy tropical rum drink recipe for your next party.

  • 2 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 cups coconut rum
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/3 cup passion fruit pulp (or puree)
  • 2 cups ginger ale, chilled

Garnish (optional)

  • Lime slice
  • Passionfruit pulp
  • Pineapple slice
  1. In a blender, add the pineapple juice, rum and ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Add the passion fruit pulp or puree (either will work) and the chilled ginger ale. Stir to combine and keep chilled.
  3. When ready to serve, pour in cocktail glasses and garnish with a lime, pineapple slice and top with additional passion fruit pulp if you like.

If you don’t like coconut, substitute coconut rum with spiced rum.

For a mocktail drink, omit the rum.

You might also love this amazing Tropical Rum Punch Recipe!

Tropical rum punch is a delicious summer cocktail recipe for a luau party or to sip by the pool! A mix of juice and coconut rum for a pretty layered drink.

 

 

Photos & Styling by Natalie Mayhew

Natalie is a wife, mom, designer, editorial stylist and content creator with a background in finance and a passion for world travel. She is founder of Fern & Maple, which reflects her unique style, and showcases her events, DIYs, vintage finds and party inspiration.

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