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The White Zombie

Posted in Booze News and Events, Classic Cocktails, Drink It Like a Man, What I'm Mixing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2013 by cocktailvultures

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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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Green Ghost Cocktail

Posted in Booze News and Events, Classic Cocktails, Meet the Vulture Squadron, What I'm Mixing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2013 by cocktailvultures

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We rarely let our readers forget the “Vulture” aspect of the Cocktail Vultures, and our latest recipe is no exception. We are proud to be part of the Monster Kids of the Sixties and Seventies, and as such, we were happily suckered into all those crazy, gimmicky board games they pushed during our Saturday morning and after-school cartoons. Hence our inspiration — the Green Ghost Game, the most gimmicky, and spooky, of them all!


Why gimmicky? Well, when the game appeared in 1965, it was tagged as “the first game designed to be played in the DARK!” So the Vultures have followed this lead, and made a cocktail you can drink in the dark, in a room with some black lighting — but it also looks swell in regular lighting, candle lighting, Lava-Lamp lighting… You get the drift. Now you have something to mix up for your next Game Night with friends, or just to enjoy. And it’s easy and fun to make. Booooo!

To a shaker filled with crushed ice, add:

2 ounces Midori melon liqueur
2 ounces white rum
.75 ounce cream of coconut

Shake it well. Pour unstrained into a large wine glass or goblet. Top up with .75 ounce of tonic water.

Now turn on that black light and watch it glow a ghostly green! Muhahah