While we suffer through the oppressive heat of summer waiting for Halloween, why not wait with a frozen tiki drink in one hand…or both? What if there was a hybrid tiki drink that really revved up those beach going days as you ponder the fall season? May I present, Zombie Sex on the Beach. A frozen concoction of rums, peach schnapps, and fruit juices blended together for one refreshing eye opener.
The Zombie cocktail has a varied history and many different variations over the years. The original dates back to 1934 from restauranteur Donn Beach and made even more famous at the 1939 World’s Fair. It’s also been known to cure hangovers. The original drink from Donn combined three different kinds of rum, lime juice, falernum, Angostura bitters, Pernod, grenadine and a mix of cinnamon syrup and grapefruit juice. It’s very rare these days to find a place that has all that behind the bar. You find a more watered down, but still rum potent version.
Sex on the Beach is pretty straight forward with a less interesting history. Usually comprised of vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice. Normally these are the same across the board, but again you find different adaptations.
So what I did was took some components of each drink and blended them together with ice to make a nice nip of tiki cocktail. Let’s get to the good stuff.
SIDE NOTE: You can still have a nice mocktail and completely leave the alcohol out of this drink. A virgin Zombie Sex on the Beach (how ironic) is still pretty tasty and refreshing!
Any questions? Please let me know! Enjoy responsibly.
Do you have a recipe that doesn’t include citrus?
I don’t, but that’s something to explore!