Sunday, October 28, 2012

Drinking Soundtrack of the Week

In honor of Halloween fun, this week's performance (a different type of "drinking") is "Zombie" by Kelsey Mia.

Kelsey is a soprano vocalist and songwriter from Cincinnati who composing Pop music wrapped in electronic ambiance.  While "Zombie" is a fun, campy, Halloween song, be sure to check out some of her other music including "Winter Paradise" at the link below.  Very nice.

The Historical Inebriant: The Zombie Cocktail


1 1/4 oz. lemon juice
3 dashes grenadine
3/4 oz. blood orange juice
3/4 oz. cherry brandy
3/4 oz. light rum
2 oz. dark rum
1/2 oz. high-proof dark rum

Combine all ingredients well over ice cubes in a shaker, and strain into a large, frosted cocktail glass over crushed ice. The drink can be garnished with a stick of pineapple, a cherry, or a sprig of fresh mint dipped in powered sugar.

While we sometimes think of the Zombie as a made up Halloween cocktail, it's not. The story goes that owner and bartender Donn Beach originally created the drink to help a hung over customer get through a business meeting. The name came about when the customer returned the next day claiming that the drink had turned him into a "Zombie" for his entire meeting. The fruity tropical themed drink was presented at the 1939 New York World's Fair and took off after that.  Steely Dan features the drink in their song "Haitian Divorce".

She drinks the Zombie from the coco shell,
She feel alright, she get it on tonight...

To view all Drinking Soundtrack of the Week posts, click here and scroll down.

Thanks, and have a great and safe weekend!

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