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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Mermaid Rum Punch

Cool off with a frozen Mermaid Rum Punch. An ocean blue tropical drink recipe with lemonade, coconut, white rum, banana that’s absolute magic!

Mermaid Rum Punch - an ocean blue tropical drink recipe with lemonade, coconut, white rum, banana that’s absolute magic!

Mermaid Rum Punch Recipe

When you’re wishing you could feel the ocean’s breeze on a hot summer day, this Mermaid Rum Punch is just what you’ll want to make! Whether you are lounging by the pool or headed to the beach, sipping on a cool frozen drink is perfect in summer. I’m excited that Natalie made such a fun cocktail for us today!

We’ve made a lot of rum drinks for you in the past, but this fun ocean blue rum punch might be one of the prettiest for sure! It’s not often that you can say you’re drinking mermaid punch right? This makes me wish I was back in beautiful Turks & Caicos for sure!

I would love to make a few pitchers of these mermaid drinks for a party or girl’s day out. If you like piña coladas, then you’ll love this new frozen drink. I have a few friends with summer birthdays and will definitely be making them!

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Easy Ocean Blue Drink

To go along with it’s name, we definitely wanted this mermaid drink to look like a blue tropical ocean. Since this is mostly made of frozen lemonade, the blue look comes by adding Blue Curacao liqueur. Blue Curacao is made of citrus which gives it more of an orange lemon flavor. If you prefer your drink to taste more like a traditional piña colada, omit the Blue Curacao. You could also add a tablespoon of blueberry puree on the top for a similar blue ocean effect.

Mermaid Rum Punch Recipe - An ocean blue tropical frozen drink. Easy cocktail.

Mermaid Rum Punch Party Tips:

  • To add more flavor with less ice, which can water down the drink, freeze the banana and pineapple juice ahead of time.
  • Want the blue effect, but don’t have Blue Curacao? You can aways add blueberry puree. Or mix a few drops of blue food coloring into your blender when mixing.
  • Serve with blue drinking straws and and nautical shell cocktail napkins.
  • Love the seashell coasters in the photos? You can click here to find them on Amazon.
  • I love glass cups so you can see the blue swirled drink, but these Mermaid Squad cups are super cute and perfect for when you’re traveling or at the pool.

Mermaid Rum Punch Recipe - An ocean blue tropical frozen drink.

Enjoy this amazing Mermaid Rum Punch!

Mermaid Rum Punch

Cool off with a frozen Mermaid Rum Punch. An ocean blue tropical drink recipe with lemonade, coconut, white rum, banana and Blue Curacao that’s absolute magic!

  • 12 oz can frozen lemonade
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 5 oz white rum
  • 4 oz coconut cream
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 4 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
  • Garnish with kiwi and pineapple slices
  1. In a blender, add the frozen lemonade, pineapple juice, rum, coconut cream, banana and ice. Blend well.
  2. Pour the frozen cocktail into glasses.
  3. Add a splash of Blue Curacao over the top of each drink.
  4. Gently swirl a bit of the liqueur into the drink while adding the straw. Do not blend completely.
  5. Garnish with kiwi and pineapple slices.

Add more crushed ice to the glass if needed.

To make this mermaid rum punch frozen without adding ice, freeze the banana and pineapple juice ahead of time.


 

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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Spiced Rum Caramel Apple Milkshake

This Spiced Rum Caramel Apple Milkshake will hit the spot! A boozy shake recipe with all of your favorite fall flavors is a delicious dessert cocktail.

This Spiced Rum Caramel Apple Milkshake will hit the spot! A boozy shake recipe with all of your favorite fall flavors is a delicious dessert cocktail.

Spiced Rum Caramel Apple Milkshake

Celebrate fall with a special treat! Taking a sip of this Spiced Rum Caramel Apple Milkshake will take you to heaven and back. For those of you who love sweet drinks, this is one for you! Who can resist a caramel apple AND ice cream? I no that I can’t, which is why I blended some of my favorite fall flavors together with spiced rum for a fantastic drink recipe!

You know that I’m all about cute garnishes for drinks like this football lime. With this easy rum cocktail recipe, skip the cherry and turn a caramel candy into a cherry. Serve these for your next gathering with friends, a tailgate or fall party! This recipe makes 4 drinks, so you’ll definitely want to share with a friend.

This Spiced Rum Caramel Apple Milkshake will hit the spot! A boozy shake recipe with all of your favorite fall flavors is a delicious dessert cocktail.

I added melted caramel around the edge of my glass with nuts and apples, but you can totally skip all of the garnish and get right to the drink.

Spiced Rum Caramel Apple Milkshake. A boozy shake recipe with all of your favorite fall flavors is a delicious dessert cocktail.

This shake does look extra festive with all of the garnish though! So I say go for it, but to save on calories just drink the yummy Spiced Rum Caramel Apple Milkshake.

Not a rum drinker, this also tastes great with bourbon! If you prefer a mocktail, just leave out the spirits and enjoy!

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This amazing drink smells and tastes so good! I can promise this will be one of your favorite dessert drinks! I hope you enjoy this Spiced Rum Caramel Apple Milkshake recipe!

Spiced Rum Caramel Apple Milkshake

This Spiced Rum Caramel Apple Milkshake will hit the spot! A boozy shake recipe with all of your favorite fall flavors is a delicious dessert cocktail.

  • 10 caramel candies
  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup spiced rum ( or bourbon)
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 3/4 cup granny smith apples (diced)
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  1. In a glass bowl heat caramel candies in microwave for 10 second intervals until soft and creamy. Save a few candies to roll into a ball for a “cherry on top” garnish.
  2. Dip the rim of your glasses into the melted caramel. Roll the glass rim covered in caramel in chopped nuts and diced apples. Place glasses in refrigerator to cool the caramel.
  3. Make the Shake: In a blender add vanilla ice cream, apple cider, spiced rum (or bourbon), caramel sauce and cinnamon. Add more ice cream or cider to get your favorite consistency. Blend until creamy and pour in glasses.

  4. Garnish your shake with whipped cream, a caramel candy “cherry”, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve!

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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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Pomegranate Crush Cocktail

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I love coming up with cocktail recipes and this tasty drink is definitely one of my new favorites! 

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Frozen Pineapple Whip | Animal Kingdom Copycat Recipe

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One of the all-time favorite desserts at Disney is the Dole Pineapple Whip. I have stood in line to get one for nearly 20 minutes, it’s a must get dessert when visiting a Disney Park! Today’s post is a fun one, because I was inspired to create this recipe from our last vacation. As it happens, I’m writing this while on vacation right now! We’re not at Disney, but enjoying the most beautiful beaches in Turks & Caicos. If you want to follow along, I’ll be doing some live tours on my Facebook page and Snapchat (user name LivingLocurto).

As much as I love the Magic Kingdom’s Pineapple Dole Whip, I discovered something even more delicious for adults over at Animal Kingdom. We visited Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the first time last fall, and after walking about 40,000 steps that day, the highlight of my evening was sitting down to have the adult version of the Pineapple Whip with Spiced Rum from Tamu Tamu Refreshments.

YES! They have rum Dole Whips at Animal Kingdom and it’s SO GOOD!

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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!

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

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

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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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