As the summer winds down to a close, what better way to transition to the coming autumn than with tiki cocktails? Chow.com brings eight tiki cocktail recipes in a vibrant slideshow. The cocktail above, for instance, is a classic tiki cocktail, an original from Don the Beachcomber called “The Original Zombie.” To make it you need:
3/4 cup crushed ice
1 1/2 ounces aged Jamaican rum, such as Appleton Estate V/X or Extra
1 1/2 ounces gold Puerto Rican rum
1 ounce 151-proof Lemon Hart Demerara rum
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons white grapefruit juice
1 teaspoon Cinnamon Syrup
1 teaspoon Grenadine
1/2 ounce falernum
1/8 teaspoon Pernod
1 dash aromatic bitters, such as angostura
1 mint sprig, for garnish
For instructions and recipes for many other cocktails, see the full slideshow at Chow.
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