Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunset Cocktail/Cocktail From Beyond: Bio-Zombie



1 1/2 oz Appleton Estates V/X Jamaican Rum
1 1/2 oz Plantation Grande Reserve Barbados Rum
1 oz Lemon Hart 151 Rum
1/2 oz Falernum
1/4 oz Butterfly Absinthe
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Orgeat
2 dashes Scrappy's Orleans Bitters

Shake everything but the 151 with ice and strain into an ice filled Collins or Tiki. Float 151 on top and garnish with a lemon wheel and a Zombie arm swizzle. If I had mint I would have added it, but look, there's a stupid umbrella!

To make a proper Zombie variation you would actually blend all of the ingredients with a little ice before pouring into the glass but I really didn't feel like hearing the blender whine so I just used a shaker. I probably should have also used Lime juice to get a green tinge but I was out of limes just as I'm out of mint. I suck. Instead of sugar or some other syrup I used some of the Orgeat I made the other day to help use it up. I figured that if the Third Ward could use Hazelnut in their Zombies, I could use Orgeat in this here Bio-Zombie. More has to be done to this drink to distinguish it though... it's kinda generic...

I felt that this was a good drink to make today as it's really fucking hot and I just got done watching the best Bio-Zombie film, if not one of the best Zombie films I've seen in a very long time (if you don't know the difference in the 2 subgenres I don't know how we're friends). Even if you don't like (Bio)Zombie movies I highly recommend "The Girl With All The Gifts". Great story that hooks you early and finally explains everything it needs to explain after you really want need to know what the fuck is going on, mostly. Probably the best child acting I've seen in a very long time from  Sennia Nanua and probably my new favorite roll by Glenn Close. It's on Amazon Prime for free for those who have it and even if you don't, it's worth looking out for. I'm still contemplating the ending...