Nerds — and I mean that in the best way possible — from all around the world are gathered in San Diego for Comic-Con International this weekend. Since I can’t be at the popular convention, I at least wanted to make a drink in honor of my favorite comic: The Walking Dead.
There’s no more perfect cocktail for that than The Zombie, a drink traditionally made with four kinds of rum. I guess the point is that you’re a Zombie when you’re done drinking it.
According to cocktail god Dave Wondrich, the perfect Zombie is made with white rum, dark rum, golden rum, and 151-proof rum. But unless you’ve just raided a bar after the zombie apocalypse or you really, really love rum, you probably don’t have (nor desire to have) four different types in your home bar.
Enter the Little Zombie, made with exactly one kind of rum: the dark kind. Shake it up with a little pineapple juice, lime juice, and simple syrup, and you have yourself a Zombie lite. After one, you’ll still be coherent enough to drive a stake into the head of a walker.
The Little Zombie
1 ounce lime juice
½ ounce pineapple juice
3 ounces dark rum
1 teaspoon simple syrup
Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, strain into a chilled glass and top off with a handful of fresh ice or one large ice cube. Garnish with a lime wheel and enjoy.