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A Zombie Tiki cocktail in a clear tiki mug

Easy Zombie Tiki Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Kevin Mayfield
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
  • Category: Classic Cocktails


This classic tiki cocktail packs a strong, but delicious, punch!



1-1/2 ounces light rum

1-1/2 ounces dark rum or gold rum

1 ounce overproof rum

1 teaspoon grenadine

1/2 teaspoon Pernod

1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice

1/2 ounce Falernum

1/2 cinnamon simple syrup

Dash of grapefruit juice

Dash of Angostura bitters

Dash of Yellow Chartreuse swirled in the tiki glass, then discarded



  1. Place a small scoop of ice cubes in your blender
  2. Pour in the liquid ingredients and pulse a few times in the blender -- just enough to mix it up and crush the ice a little
  3. Pour into a tiki glass (add a little more ice if you prefer)
  4. Add the garnish of grapefruit wedge, bar cherry, lime slice and mint 


Supposedly Donn Beach added something he called Donn's Mix. I'm not entirely sure what that is, but a bartender friend of mine told me it is a simple syrup made with cinnamon sticks and a dash or two of grapefruit juice mixed in.

You don't have to blend this drink, it is perfectly fine to use a cocktail shaker instead.

Keywords: tiki drinks, tiki cocktails, rum drinks, 151 rum cocktails, tropical drinks, falernum, overproof rum