how to destroy a zombie
far be it from me to puu-puu someone's efforts to do a cool thing and not totally miss the mark; and i am supa glad that the supreme mixological kknowledge of beachbum berry is broadcasting to the teeming millions;
but i had to shudda a bit reading this week's drinks of summer article in the local yokel city paper;
and they did acknowledge that they fudged the recipe a bit... but ruby red grapefruit juice and bacardi instead of jamaican rum? survey says:
just for everyone's review, a proper (modern day) zombie is:
3/4 ounce lime juice
1 ounce white grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce cinnamon-infused sugar syrup (see note)
1/2 ounce bacardi 151 rum
1 ounce dark jamaican rum
sliced fruit and mint for garnish.
shake all ingredients well with ice cubes. strain into a highball glass filled with ice. garnish with fruit and a mint sprig.
yield: one drink.
note: cinnamon syrup from sonoma syrup company is sold at dean & deluca and whole foods. to make it, boil 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup sugar and 2 cinnamon sticks pounded with the back of a knife; stir until sugar dissolves, remove from heat, let sit for 2 hours, then strain.
in fac', read this ny times article about the modern day prophet of exotic cocktails here.