This potent mixture of light rum, dark rum, lime and pineapple juice is so-called because it is considered to be powerful enough to keep the zombies, or ‘walking dead’ of the West Indies going! It certainly isn’t for the weak in heart but its effect can be lessened by adding water and more ice cubes.
2 fl. oz. light rum
2 fl. oz. dark rum3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
1 teaspoon sugar
2 ice cubes
1 Maraschino cherry
Chill a medium-sized cocktail glass in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, place all of the ingredients, except the ice cubes, in a cocktail shaker or screw-top jar. Cover and shake the mixture vigorously for about 1 minute.
Remove the glass from the refrigerator and add the ice cubes. Pour over the rum mixture and decorate with the cherry.
Serve at once.