- Oct 30, 2010
We conclude our week of Halloween cocktails with the eye-bulging Red Zombie, a favourite of mine because of my devotion to all things Romero.
As I've stated to death (get it? to death? tee hee) I'm a huge fan of the horror genre and zombies are my favourite. Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead. Shaun of the Dead. Shock Waves. 28 Days Later. Evil Dead Trilogy. Dead Snow. Return of the Living Dead. The list goes on and on and on.
So jack up your DVD player with any of those or your personal fave, and whip up a drink. After all it's Devil's Night tonight...
1.5 oz SKYY Vodka
3 oz tomato juice
1/2 tsp finely grated horseradish
1 tsp barbecue sauce
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
1/2 tsp finely chopped chipotle en adobo
Pinch of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Generous squeeze of lemon juice
Pinch of celery seeds
1 celery stick
2 large green olives
2 lychee fruits
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. Garnish with green eye balls, laid across the rim of the glass*.
*Cut the end of a stalk of celery so it measures 5-6 inches long and split the stick in half lengthwise. Slide the green olives into two lychee fruits to make eye balls and push the thin celery stick through both as garnish.