The White Zombie

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A cocktail that looks like a light, harmless milkshake — April Fool! There isn’t a drop of dairy in it. And it packs a wallop, joining that most powerful of tropical drink traditions, the Zombie. In any case, the Vultures felt it was a fitting title for this challenge to our mixology. Once it has you in its Zombie Grip, It Will Render You Powerless!

The film “White Zombie” appeared in 1932 and is worthy of notice because it’s probably the first full-length feature about zombies. It stars our hero Bela Lugosi, who has a cocktail of his own on our blog, and its atmospheric direction gained the respect of later generations of critics who have compared it to the work of Val Lewton.

To an iced shaker, add:

1 ounce white rum
1 ounce gold rum
1 ounce Wray & Nephew 151 rum
1 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
1 ounce freshly-squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce pineapple juice
1 ounce cream of coconut
1/2 ounce ginger liqueur
1/2 ounce triple sec
Dash absinthe

Shake vigorously. Strain into a tall chimney glass filled with finely-crushed ice, and add a straw. We included a lime half studded with Voodoo toothpicks. (Use them at your discretion; perhaps a boss or ex-wife/husband?)

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2 Responses to “The White Zombie”

  1. Very interesting twist on the Spievak Zombie. I’ll have to acquire some Wray & Nephew. A Lovely tribute to two Masters, Bela Lugosi and Donn Beach. My hat is off to you noble men again.

  2. […] Recon: http://cocktailvultures.com/2013/03/23/the-white-zombie/ […]

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