The Zombie is one of the iconic Tiki drinks from the late 1930s. Created by Los Angeles restaurant owner Donn “Don the Beachcomber” Beach to get a hungover customer through an important business meeting, it reportedly turned the customer “into a zombie” for the duration of the trip. The Zombie cemented its popularity during the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, and hasn’t looked back since.
Halloween has become a huge holiday. You know how I can tell? The merchandise in the stores appears two months before the holiday occurs. Every good holiday has drinks associated with it, and every good drink has at least two variations. The Ghostbuster Bomb is a far cry from the other version of this drink, but it’s just as good in many ways. Slightly stronger than it’s counterpart with the same name, this drink is a bomb shot with four kinds of liquor, mellowed out by cola.
Halloween is without a doubt one of the best holidays ever. People dress up in garish outfits and party like crazy. Something that would make it even cooler is if there were a drink that actually looks like the devil himself. Turns out there is! The Devil’s Playground is a gin and cherry based drink that is blood red and sports devils horns. You can’t beat that.
It’s that time of year again; Halloween is almost here. For various wanton reasons, I think Halloween in it’s current incarnation is one of the greatest holidays ever conceived. But the question that keeps hosts and hostesses up at night is “What thematic drink can I serve my guests?”
Luckily for you, dear readers, we have just the answer to that insomnious question. With just a few ingredients, you can create a creepy looking shot that resembles a floating brain. Our Brain Hemorrhage recipe is easy to make, tastes good, and will entertain your guests.
From October until New Year’s Day, the holidays seem to rush along in one giant blur of events, shopping, and things we do just because we’re expected to. One constant throughout the holidays is the ever-delicious pumpkin pie. Noticing that the holidays are just about here, I thought it would be fitting to share my own Pumpkin Pie Martini recipe.
Dia de los Muertos is almost upon us. The Day of the Dead is when the Hispanic culture celebrates those who have passed beyond the veil of life into the void of death. Every culture has its ghost stories, and one of the most ingrained is the legend of La Llorona. When one of our Sacramento peeps, Erica Vela said we should create a drink to celebrate the legend of the Weeping Woman, we couldn’t say no to that. After we show you how to make the drink, I’ll tell you a ghost story that has survived for over 500 years and counting.
The Charro Negro is a drink associated with Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. This drink combines blanco tequila, cola, lemon, and salt, and it is as dark as the mythos that inspired it. The crisp and distinct flavors each shine individually in this simple, but effective cocktail. After the recipe, we’ll explore the legend of the Charro Negro, both in historical culture and popular culture.