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The Zombie, a Rum-Based Cocktail, Will Set Your Party on Fire (Recipe and Video)

While Scotch transports us to a cozy winter night in front of a fire, rum always sends our spirits directly to a hot Caribbean summer vacation day on the beach or by the pool. That is one reason we always enjoy stopping into Charleston’s new Cane Rhum Bar. Not only does the space evoke a Caribbean drinking joint, but the cocktails all bring those halcyon days of summer vacation back to mind.
Cane Rhum Bar, Charleston Image used with permission by copyright holder

One drink that definitely gets the night going is the Zombie cocktail. Owner and chef, Paul Yellin makes it very clear on the menu, ‘One per Person’ because this cocktail is a boozy doozy. If you want to get your night kicking, start off with one of these and impress your friends with a flaming lime and a seriously potent drink. Then maybe go easy on everything else afterwards.

The Zombie
(Created by Cane Rhum Bar, Charleston, South Carolina)

1 oz Rum Fire, Jamaican Pot Still Rum
1 oz Hamilton, Jamaican Pot Still Rum
Splash of Pussers Gunpowder Proof Rum
1 spritz of Absinthe
1/2 oz Gosling’s 151 Rum
1 oz Giffard, Abricot du Roussillon
½ oz Cinnamon simple syrup
½ oz Pineapple juice
½ oz Lime juice
½ oz Guara juice

Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour over ice into a tiki glass  and then spritz with Absinthe and top with Pusser’s. Add a half a lime rind to the top of the glass and fill halfway with Gosling’s 151. Finally, light it up! Feel free to get fancy with it as in the video above. 

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