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Two Nice Mentions for “Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde”

Professor Cocktail's Zombie Horde

Although it’s been out for a while now, Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde: Recipes for the World’s Most Lethal Drink continues to generate interest. Two blogs, one devoted to Tiki and one devoted to rum, recently wrote about the book. On his website, The Atomic Grog, Jim “Hurricane” Hayward uses Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde as the centerpiece for … 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

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

Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde: New Recipe Book Coming Soon

Coming soon to Amazon is my first ebook: Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde: Recipes for the World’s Most Lethal Drink. It will contain over 50 recipes for the famed Tiki cocktail, drawn from across the decades and around the world. Professor Cocktail’s Zombie Horde will guide you from the Zombie’s creation by Don the Beachcomber in 1934, all … Read more

Video: The Mahiki Zombie (aka How To Set Your Bar on Fire)

I'm currently putting together an ebook of Zombie recipes, and one of the people kind enough to share his recipe with me was Georgi Radev of Mahiki, a popular Tiki bar in London. Georgi also shared this video demonstration of how they prepare and serve their version of the Zombie. Don't try this at home! … Read more

Video: How to Make the Perfect Mai Tai

A demonstration from Val, a bartender at the recently closed PKNY Tiki bar in New York City. He has a somewhat unusual method regarding the shaking and the ice, although what he's doing makes sense. I tend to prefer a little less lime juice in mine — 3/4 ounce — but I'm not as big … Read more

Make Good Whiskey in No Time at All

Making good whiskey takes time. Try though they might, no distiller or producer has yet found a way to shortcut Father Time. There simply is no substitute for the years whiskey spends slowly aging in wood. But that doesn't mean people don't try. Small craft distillers — and big liquor conglomerates — around the country … Read more

Happy National Whiskey Sour Day!

Shake ingredients with ice, then strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Here's another of those National XYZ Days that I love so much. This time it's the Whiskey Sour's turn, a classic cocktail and one of the easiest drinks to make. I made mine with Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon and it was … Read more

Celebrating National Rum Day

Everything under the sun has its own day. And today is rum's chance! (Apparently August is also National Rum Month, but that seems to be pushing it a little.) Rum is probably my favorite spirit. It encompasses so many different possibilities. Sweet, spicy, dry, fiery, toasted, smoky, mixed in a cocktail, or enjoyed on its … Read more