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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Brain Cupcakes with Bugs

It’s that time of year when zombies to come out to party. You’ll die over these creepy Brain Cupcakes covered in bugs! Easy Halloween party recipe, just add to zombie cups for a creepy Halloween dessert table.

You'll die over these creepy Brain Cupcakes covered in bugs! Easy Halloween party recipe, just add to zombie cups for a creepy Halloween dessert table.

Brain Cupcakes with Bugs

Bug infested Brain Cupcakes oozing out of a zombie head are perfect for your next Halloween party! Using zombie cups and realistic plastic bugs are a spooktacular way to serve up bloody brains for your next Halloween party! Both kids and adults will love being grossed out by these simple to make Bug Infested Brain Cupcakes.

When I found these hilarious zombie cups over at Oriental Trading, I knew I had to make a recipe using them as a prop. I immediately was reminded of the Brain Cupcakes in a Jar that become such a popular Halloween party recipe here years ago.  Adding a bloody brain spilling out of the zombie’s head was a no brainer dessert idea!

These creepy Brain Cupcakes in a Jar treats make the perfect Halloween party food! Great dessert recipe idea for a zombie or Halloween party. Free printable jar labels for Halloween Gifts.

You'll die over these creepy Brain Cupcakes covered in bugs! Easy Halloween party recipe, just add to zombie cups for a creepy Halloween dessert table.

Bug Infested Brain Cupcakes Recipe

When my kids came home from school and saw these brain cupcakes, they LOVED them! I think the key to an amazing Halloween party is the food table. I’ve done cute halloween recipes such as Halloween crack and creepy edible fingers, but I think the yuckier looking ideas are always the most popular with party guests!

If you look closely to my photos, you’ll see roaches, blood clots (actually very tasty gummy candy), flies and ants.

Creepy Brain Cupcakes covered in bugs! Easy Halloween party recipe, just add to zombie cups for a creepy Halloween dessert table.

I think the tiny ants are my favorite bugs for the brain cupcakes. I get creeped out just looking at them. ha!

Creepy Brain Cupcakes covered in bugs! Easy Halloween party recipe idea.

Once you make the brain cupcakes recipe, adding them to these fun zombie cups makes the best Halloween party table look even better!

Creepy Brain Cupcakes covered in flies and other bugs.

How to make Zombie Brain Cupcakes

You can learn how to make my brain cupcakes along with more fun ideas for how to display them on your Halloween dessert table over at Oriental Trading’s Fun 365 website. I hope you enjoy this idea!

–> CLICK HERE for the directions and to get the zombie cups, bugs and more!

 

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