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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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.

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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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Best Family-Friendly Luaus in Hawaii

You can’t visit Hawaii without going to a luau. These fun celebrations combine the best of tradition, eating and entertainment. Luckily, many resorts and luau companies have family-friendly shows where kids are able to move around and won’t have to sit quietly. In fact, many luaus nowadays invite audiences to participate to make them part of the show.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best luaus in Hawaii. These luaus offer spectacular food and entertainment. Most importantly, they provide lasting memories of your time in Hawaii. Best of all? They’re all incredibly kid-friendly. Read on for seven of the best luaus in Hawaii.

Waikiki Starlight Luau at Hilton Hawaiian Village is one of the best luaus in Hawaii.

Waikiki Starlight Luau at Hilton Hawaiian Village is one of the best luaus in Hawaii. (Courtesy Hilton Hawaiian Village)

 

Starlight Waikiki

Held at Hilton Hawaiian Village, Starlight Waikiki is a great choice for a family-friendly luau. The resort itself has been rated kid-friendly by Gayot and Conde Nast. During the show, you can expect live music, a gorgeous outdoor setting, and plenty of good food. It’s the fire knife dance that’s the star of the show, however; as are the mesmerizing traditional dancers.

 

Paradise Cove Luau

This Oahu luau gets a ton of praise for being family-friendly. Thanks to plenty of activities—including various arts and crafts—kids are sure to be entertained throughout. There are traditional activities like dancing and open-oven cooking as well. This luau also has “Hawaiian games” like dart sliding and ulu maika, a form of disk throwing. One standout activity is the hukilau in which guests help pull in fish nets to the sound of chanting and conch shells.

 

Te Au Moana

Considered one of the best luaus in Hawaii, this event is hosted by Wailea Beach Resort. There’s plenty of family-friendly audience participation throughout, with kids even getting invited onstage to dance. Alongside an open buffet full of delicious eats, expect a fire dance, arts and crafts, and plenty of fun photo opportunities.

 

Old Lahaina Luau

Considered one of the most authentic luau experiences, this family-friendly event on Maui is a must. The menu is full of delicious, local cuisine like leaf-wrapped pork, fried rice and lomilomi salmon. The entertainment is similarly rooted in tradition, focused on the Hawaiian tenets of aloha, hookipa (hospitality) and pookela (excellence). It’s clear why this luau is considered one of the best luaus in Hawaii. Kids will stay entertained throughout. If you arrive early, there are plenty of arts and crafts led by locals to keep them occupied.

 

Drums of the Pacific

This luau, held at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, is regularly voted as one of the top family-friendly events on the island. The luau’s fire dancer will mesmerize adults and children alike. As will authentic dances from Hawaii, Samoa, Fiji and New Zealand, among others. The food, too, is excellent, with luau staples like kalua pork and Polynesian rice on hand.

 

Kaanapali Beach Luau

Held by Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, this luau will teach you the story of the Tahitian migration to Hawaii. Like other family-friendly affairs, this luau has impeccable performers that will completely engage your kids. Also on hand are local artisan crafts and, of course, tons of good food. All of this adds up for one of the best luaus in Hawaii.

 

Hale Koa Luau

Hale Koa Hotel plays host to this luau which brings Hawaiian traditions to life. A Hawaiian musical duo will entertain during cocktail hour, while dinner brings plenty of Polynesian flavors to your plate. At twilight, witness hula dancing, fire knife dancing and the musical stylings of Glenn Medeiros. Kids will love this event and adults, too, as children 4 and under get in for free.

 

Ashley Burnett contributed this to MiniTime.

 

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Tropical Rum Punch

Tropical rum punch is a delicious summer cocktail recipe to make for a party or sip by the pool! A mix of cranberry juice, orange juice, peach schnapps, coconut rum, layered with oranges, pineapples, limes and strawberries. With just one taste and you’ll be transported to a tropical beach.

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

Tropical Rum Punch Recipe

Celebrate summer with a fantastic Tropical Rum Punch Recipe! I made the perfect drink for you that is not only easy, but looks amazing too! Whether you are hosting a summer party, need a fun tropical punch for a luau party, or just having a simple get together with friends, fill up a pitcher with this show stopper drink!

The fun thing about this drink is the layers of sunset colors. It looks fabulous in a large glass pitcher or drink dispenser. You can leave out the alcohol for a kid punch. I wish I had this for my daughter’s Disney Frozen in Summer beach birthday party!

Tropical rum punch recipe. easy cocktail recipe for a luau party or to sip by the pool!

Originally published May 19, 2017 

Easy Luau Tropical Party Drink

Hosting a Luau party? This is my most popular drink recipe for a group to date! Get fancy by pairing your tropical rum punch with cute party supplies such as bamboo straws, hibiscus flowers and colorful luau style napkins.

In my new kitchen, I have a draw full of small party supplies for drinks. Whether I’m pouring juice for my kids or making a cocktail for a friend who stopped by to chat, I always love garnishing my glasses with cute straws, fresh fruit or tiny umbrellas.

These adorable straws and napkins came from Oriental Trading. I have all of the details about the products I used to style this drink over on their blog. Be sure to check that out!

Tropical rum punch is a delicious summer cocktail recipe for a party or to sip by the pool!

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Tropical rum punch is an easy cocktail recipe for a luau party or to sip by the pool! A pitcher drink mixture of juice and coconut rum.

 

Best Ice

This rum punch recipe calls for a lot of ingredients, but believe me, it’s worth it! I recommend using cubed ice vs crushed ice, so your drink isn’t too watered down. I used my crushed ice in my photos and realize now that was a mistake as it melted too quickly.

 

Here’s what you’ll need to make this fun Tropical Rum Punch:

  • mango cranberry juice (If you can’t find Mango Cranberry Juice, use regular Cranberry Juice and add fresh chopped mangos.)
  • white strawberry cranberry juice
  • orange juice
  • simple syrup
  • peach schnapps
  • coconut rum
  • oranges
  • pineapples
  • limes
  • strawberries
  • cubed ice
Head over to Oriental Trading’s blog to get directions, party supplies. Enjoy!

 

Enjoy an ice-cold colorfully layered Hawaiian style coconut rum punch full of tropical fruit that is sure to please your party guests!

Tropical Rum Punch

Tropical rum punch is a delicious cocktail recipe to make for a party or sip by the pool. A mix of juices, peach schnapps and coconut rum layered with fruit. With just one taste and you’ll be transported to the beach!

Tropical rum punch

  • 64 ounces Mango Cranberry Juice
  • 1 cup Peach Schnapps
  • 1 cup Fresh Pineapple (Chopped)
  • 2 Oranges (Sliced)
  • 6 cups White Strawberry Cranberry Juice
  • 2 cups Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Coconut Rum
  • 1 gallon cubed Ice (not crushed)

Garnish

  • 1/2 cup Pineapples (Chopped)
  • 3 Limes (Sliced)
  • 1 cup Strawberries (Sliced)
  1. Place pineapples and oranges in a 1.5-2 gallon drink dispenser. Pour mango cranberry juice and peach schnapps over the fruit and gently stir.
  2. In a separate pitcher, mix the white cranberry juice, orange juice and coconut rum together.
  3. Chill both containers in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  4. Before serving, fill the larger drink dispenser with ice. Pour the second layer from the smaller pitcher slowly and directly on top of the ice.
  5. Gently add some chopped pineapples and a few sliced strawberries in the center.
  6. Very gently, place sliced limes and the rest of the strawberries around the edges of the container with a large spoon or fork.

If you can’t find Mango Cranberry Juice, use regular Cranberry Juice and add fresh chopped mangos.

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Easy Pineapple Sangria Recipe

Last updated on May 30th, 2018 at 04:11 pm

This Pineapple Sangria recipe is a perfect coconut rum drink for a luau or just sipping by the pool. A tropical twist on the traditional white wine sangria. Tastes like a piña colada, but much easier!

A tropical twist on the traditional white sangria. This Pineapple Sangria recipe is a perfect coconut rum drink for a luau or just sipping by the pool.

Put a tropical twist on traditional sangria with this fruity Pineapple Sangria!

I’m super excited about this Tropical Pineapple Sangria recipe! Since my Skinny Sangria has been so popular, I couldn’t wait to try a new sangria recipe. Pineapple is definitely one of my favorite fruits along with mango. It sounds kind of odd, but these fruits mixed together and soaked in white wine and coconut rum make the perfect tropical drink combination. Plus it’s so easy to make! You’ll be the hit of the party if you bring a pitcher of this recipe!

To kick off the official summer fun here at Living Locurto, I wanted to make a tropical drink recipe for you. Believe me, this one is so easy and very delicious. This amazing Tropical Sangria is a perfect coconut rum cocktail for a luau party or just sipping by the pool. I originally came up with this recipe back in March 2016 and since then it’s become my most popular cocktail recipe to date!

Pineapple Sangria will make you feel like you’re on a beach!

Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make!

 

 

Pineapple Sangria. Best Tropical Cocktail Party Recipe that makes you feel like you're at the beach!

I came up with this recipe after visiting a resort in the Cayman Islands where the beach bar tender made me a drink with pineapple juice and white wine. It was so simple and delicious! I tinkered with it even more by adding coconut rum and fruit to give it more of a piña colada taste. I really love how well it turned out!

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Who else is excited about summer? Did I tell you that I’m headed to Turks & Caicos soon? It’s the most beautiful blue water you have ever seen! You might have seen me posting about it last year on Instagram and I can’t wait to go back!

I have a thing for pineapple drinks and will definitely be making this sangria all year round.

Put a tropical twist on the traditional white sangria with this fruity Pineapple Sangria recipe. A perfect drink for a luau party or sipping by the pool. A cocktail that makes you feel like you're at the beach! LivingLocurto.com

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Easy Tropical Pineapple Sangria Recipe

Pineapple Sangria Recipe

This Pineapple Sangria recipe is a perfect coconut rum drink for a luau or just sipping by the pool. A tropical twist on the traditional white wine sangria. Tastes like a piña colada, but much easier!?

  • 2 cups cut pineapples
  • 1 orange sliced
  • 1 mango sliced
  • 1 lime sliced
  • 2 cups pineapple juice ((two 6 fl oz cans))
  • 1/2 cup coconut rum
  • 1 bottle white wine ((Pinot Grigio))
  • 2 cups Sprite ((1 can))
  1. Add the fruit to a large pitcher. Be sure to save some of the fruit for garnish.
  2. Pour pineapple juice, rum and wine into pitcher and stir.
  3. Refrigerate the pineapple sangria for up to two hours.
  4. Add Sprite and stir before serving.
  5. Garnish pineapple sangria glass with tropical fruit and enjoy!

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Frozen In Summer Birthday Party Ideas

Frozen in Summer Birthday Party Ideas! Disney’s Olaf finally gets to enjoy the beach. Fun food ideas, cupcakes, printables and games for the beach or a pool party.  LivingLocurto.com

 

 

Frozen in Summer Birthday Party Ideas

I’m so excited to finally share my daughter’s Disney Frozen in Summer Birthday Party that I hosted last summer! If you are looking for some cute summer party ideas, you’ll love these party games and easy fun food ideas.

Every kid was going crazy over the movie Frozen last year, so of course my daughter wanted to have it as her 8th birthday party theme! Her favorite character is Olaf the snowman… not Anna and Elsa. (GASP!) She might be one of the only girls to NOT care about the sisters in the movie. ha! She even dressed as Olaf for Halloween while all of her friends were Anna or Elsa.

At the time, there was nothing available at stores for an Olaf party, so I came up with my own ideas based on the Disney Frozen song, In Summer. Of course, now there are”Frozen in Summer” party party plates and napkins from Disney. It’s always a year after I need it! ha!

Frozen in Summer Birthday Party Ideas! Disney’s Olaf finally gets to enjoy the beach at a Luau. Fun food ideas, cupcakes, printables and games for the beach or a pool party.  LivingLocurto.com

I put together what I thought Olaf would love about a summer party.  It was a mix of Disney Frozen and a Hawaiian luau. The party was at a public beach park on a lake and you wouldn’t believe the number of people (and kids!) who came over to our party table wondering where I found everything.

The party table really was super cute!! I would have LOVED a party like this when I was a little girl.

Enjoy these Frozen in Summer Birthday Party ideas and find the links to the party supplies I used at the end of this post. I’m working on the party printables now and will share them when I have them ready to go!

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