Wednesday, October 6, 2021

the final (destination) zombie

1 oz Plantation OFTD Rum
1 oz Don Q Gold or Añejo Rum (Bacardi 4 Year)
1/2 oz Mezcal (Mezcal Union)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/4 oz White Grapefruit Juice (Pink)
1/2 oz Falernum (Velvet)
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
2-3 dash Angostura Bitters
2-3 drop Pernod (Copper & King Absinthe)

Blend with 1 1/2 cup crushed ice (whip shake) and pour into a Zombie glass (Tiki mug). Fill with crushed ice and garnish with mint and a swizzle stick (mint sprigs and nasturtium flower).
Two Wednesdays ago, I was lured in by a recipe that I had spotted on The Atomic Grog blog called the Final (Destination) Zombie. The drink was created by Hurricane Hayward for the 2021 Hukilau event's after party, the Final Destination. The trio of citrus juices reminded me of Trader Vic's Tortuga, but I would not be deterred by the extra effort in preparation. In the Tiki mug, this Zombie riff lurched to the nose with mint and peppery floral aromas over cinnamon and dark rum notes. Next, a caramel and citrus sip grabbed on to rum, smoke, cinnamon, and clove flavors on the swallow.

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