My Own Personal Grey

The Zombies are Coming!


I make a damn fine zombie cocktail if I say so myself–well, ok more of a walking dead since I cheat horribly:

First wash a lime–I’m serious: mold and dirt on citrus peels really ruins your drink and can introduce salmonella and e coli.


Take a tall tumbler (about 16 oz is good)
add 3-4 large ice cubes (ours are actual cubes from a silicone mold–you could kill a moose with these if fired from a slingshot at 20 paces)
1.75-2 oz of dark spiced rum (Captain Morgan Black or Kraken)
6 oz pineapple juice
6 oz orange juice (the real thing, not that concentrate, flavor-packaged crap)
Juice of 1/4 lime (or some reconstituted lime juice and a squeeze of fresh lime if you don’t have enough limes which are always out of season here)
drop the shell of the lime into the glass (the oils in the zest add flavor)
–you can add a bit more of each juice to fill the glass, but try to keep the flavor in balance by adding the same amount of each–
1 bar spoon full of maraschino cherry juice or a dash of grenadine, whichever you have on hand (I can never find grenadine, the cherry juice is an adequate substitute and stands in for the cherry brandy in the original reasonably well.)
one maraschino cherry–why the hell not?
stir and drink


I’ve had 2. Jim decided to have one, also, and… damn it, I’m out of pineapple juice already! Next time, I’m buying the BIG can….