Nod to Donn Beach

Tequila Zombie Cocktail

The Nod to Donn Beach is our tequila twist on the favorite tiki drink, the Zombie cocktail, invented in the 1930s by Mr. Beach. Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gantt, who later changed his name to Donn Beach, is undoubtedly the founding father of the American tiki bar, known for serving rum punch at his Polynesian-style restaurant. In the early 1930s, he opened the “it” spot in Hollywood, Donn The Beachcomber. Donn’s was THE place to be to see Marlene Dietrich, Howard Hughes, Greta Garbo, and Charlie Chaplin drinking Navy Grog or Zombie Punch, a mix of juices and (a lot of) rum blended with ice and served with mint sprigs and an umbrella. Rumor has it that Mr. Beach that mixed the first Mai Tai at Donn’s. We aren’t ones to let rum have all the fun, so we concocted our tequila Zombie cocktail. The Nod to Donn Beach is ideal for the tiki drinks lover in all of us.

Nod to Donn Beach
Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 Drink
  • 3 tbsp (1.5 oz.) Azuñia Reposado Tequila
  • 1 tbsp (.5 oz.) Reál Ginger Syrup
  • .5 tbsp (.25 oz.) Orgeat
  • 1.5 tbsp (.75 oz.) Funkin’ Passion Fruit Juice
  • 1 tbsp (.5 oz.) Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters Float
  1. Shake
  2. Double Strain
  3. Top with Garnish
Glass: Rocks or Coupe
Garnish: Lime Wheel
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Azuñia tequilas can be found at fine restaurants, bars, and retailers across the country.



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