We are not lying when we say that these cocktails come with a warning label. Directly on the menus, in the descriptions underneath the name of each drink, fine print reads: “Limit two per customer.” And it’s not a joke—or a dare.
Created in the 1930s, by the godfather of tiki Don the Beachcomber, the Zombie is a whopper of a cocktail. With over 3 ounces of liquor (all of it high-proof), velvet falernum liqueur and absinthe, the tiki staple is one of the most dangerous libations ever created. Now, three bars have taken on the boozalicious classic, making their own modern liquor-heavy twists on Don the Beach’s original recipe. From Fort Defiance’s ghostly colorless White Zombie made with a trifecta of clear spirits at the base, to Fancy Nancy's savory spritzified take on the classic, these three variations on the Zombie amp up the intoxicating deliciousness of the original.