Monday, October 24, 2011

Official Drink of the Blog?

I've always known a drink called a zombie existed but I've never tried one. Now that it's that time of year, perhaps I should. As if to further encourage me, Julie from Happy Catholic posted a recipe recently (on her food blog) with some interesting commentary of her family's experience with it. The story is here and I've taken the liberty to repost the recipe:
1 tsp. Brown Sugar
1 oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. Lime Juice
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Passion Fruit Syrup
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 oz. Gold Rum
1 oz. 151-proof Rum
1 oz. White Rum

Dissolve brown sugar in juices. Combine all ingredients, shake with ice, and pour into chilled Collins glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

The only problem with this recipe is the abysmal state of my liquor cabinet. When we shipped our household goods here from America, we were not allowed to ship any liquids. I drank what I could before leaving and gave the rest away to friends. Of the nine ingredients listed above, we have three: brown sugar, lemon juice, and gold rum. I guess the can of pineapple tidbits is packed in pineapple juice, so we have a fourth in a pinch. Time to go shopping! With any luck, I will report later on our concoction and its results.

But I wanted a flaming rum punch! We don't have those ingredients, either.


  1. I am glad to contribute a jot to the rich zombie culture of your household and its toehold in Great Britain! Do let me know if you manage to cobble together the ingredients and try one. Mmmmm ... brains ... I mean, delicious! :-)

  2. I've managed to collect all the non-alcoholic ingredients (except for passionfruit syrup, I may have to find a substitute for that). It will an interesting experience to take the children to a UK liquor store (though I probably should have checked the grocery store here since I think they do sell hard liquor next to soda and crisps and whatnot).

  3. I saw that you managed to taste a zombie (thanks to your comment at Good Story). Whew! Just in time for Halloween! :-D