All posts by David J. Montgomery

How to Read “Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde” without a Kindle

Professor Cocktail's Zombie Horde

Several people have written or commented on Facebook, asking how they can read Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde: Recipes for the World’s Most Lethal Drink if they don’t have a Kindle. Fortunately, you’re still in luck! You can enjoy the Zombified goodness even without an ereader. If you have a tablet (iPad, Android, Windows) or smartphone (iPhone, Android, … Read more

Win a Zombie Prize Pack, Courtesy of B.G. Reynolds’ Syrups

If you've already bought your copy of Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde: Recipes for the World’s Most Lethal Drink (thank you!), you know that some of the ingredients that go into a classic Zombie are a little obscure. In addition to the various rums, the recipe for Don the Beachcomber's Zombie Punch calls for Don's Mix, falernum and grenadine. … Read more

Cocktail Recipe: Don the Beachcomber’s Zombie Punch (1934)

In my new book, Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde: Recipes for the World’s Most Lethal Drink, I make the case for the Zombie being the quintessential Tiki drink — and one of the most important cocktail creations of the 20th century. But you might be wondering: What's in a Zombie, anyway? Good question! Most of us have … Read more

Gin Review: Caorunn Gin

Caorunn GinScottish GinGrade:(Highly Recommended)Price: $35 (750ml) Everybody knows Scotland makes great whiskey. The distillers of Caledonia have been crafting exquisite spirits for generations, becoming the envy of the distilling world. But now my ancestral homeland is starting to earn a reputation for quality gin as well. It makes sense. Making a good gin requires distilling … Read more

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with Cocktails

September 16 is Mexican Independence Day. I know what you're thinking: Isn't that Cinco de Mayo? Good question! But no. September 16, 1810 was the day that the war of independence broke out between Mexico and Spain. (Mexico, of course, was part of the Spanish Empire back then, and under the rule of a Spanish Viceroy.) … Read more