Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween Rumstylin'

     October 31, 2013 is already here and Halloween Night looms over us.   This is usually a fun night of very strange cocktails that look something less than appealing.    I propose a fun evening of
unappealing costumes and some fine eye appealing cocktails that are enjoyable to the eye and palate.

     There is a great tasting Cocktail that Don the Beachcomber created back in the 1930's called a "Zombie" that in it's original presentation would turn you into a "Zombie" rather quickly.   I have an idea for a simplified concoction that will be less "lethal" for a party made cocktail.

Halloween Party Zombie

  • 3/4 oz. White Rum
  • 3/4 oz. Dark Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Dekuyper Pomegranate Schnapps
  • 1 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • Dash of Bitters
Place all ingredients into a blender with ice and turn it on and off quickly 4 or 5 times until the ice is crushed like a swizzle.  Pour into a pint glass and garnish with an orange zest.  If you need some strength added just float with a flavorful 151 proof rum like Lemon Hart.

     Halloween can get pretty ugly, but you can have some very fun and tasty cocktails without the stomach turning appearance of a blood clot or brain hemorrhage.   Take some time with your Halloween cocktails to make they taste and appear friendly, even though they could be deceptively dangerous.