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Zombie Cocktail

A delicious yet super potent mixed drink. It's often said that if you consume multiple servings, you're guaranteed to turn into a zombie... 
Yield: makes 1, multiply as needed
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • 1 oz rum (aged or golden)
  • 1 3/4 oz spiced rum
  • 3/4 oz John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum liqueur*
  • 1 oz cinnamon syrup, recipe follows
  • 1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 oz grenadine syrup*

Cinnamon Syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks


  • maraschino cherries
  • orange slices
  • fresh mint


  • Add all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir to combine. Strain liquids into serving glass filled with ice. Garnish with maraschino cherries, orange slice, and fresh mint.

Cinnamon Syrup:

  • Bring water, sugar, and cinnamon to a boil. Remove from heat and cover pot. Allow cinnamon to steep for 30-45 minutes (according to preferred taste). Strain out cinnamon. Keep cinnamon syrup in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for 2 weeks.


  • I prefer to use John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum liqueur, however you can also find a non alcoholic version by different companies/brands. 
  • I am very picky with my grenadine. I highly recommend this one by Small Hands Foods.
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