Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rum Cocktails


zombie cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog 

The Zombie is a classic Tiki drink by legendary Donn Beach of Don the Beachcomber restaurant responsible for kicking off the Tiki craze.


  • 1 1/2 ounce Jamaican rum
  • 1 1/2 ounce Puerto Rican gold rum
  • 1 ounce 151-proof demerara rum
  • 1/8 teaspoon Herbsaint or Pernod
  • 1/2 ounce falernum
  • 1/2 ounce Donn’s mix*
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters


  1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender, adding 6 ounces of crushed ice last.

  2. Blend at high speed for no more than 5 seconds.

  3. Pour into a glass, add ice cubes to fill, then add the garnish.

*Donn’s mix: Bring 3 crushed cinnamon sticks, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and let sit for at least 2 hours before straining into a clean glass bottle. Then add 1 part of the syrup and 2 parts of fresh grapefruit juice together.