Wake The Dead
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Wake The Dead
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The "Wake The Dead" cocktail is a robust and tropical mix that features a combination of zesty lime juice, sweet pineapple juice, and the smooth tang of orange juice. This ... more The "Wake The Dead" cocktail is a robust and tropical mix that features a combination of zesty lime juice, sweet pineapple juice, and the smooth tang of orange juice. This beverage is fortified by a diverse blend of white, dark, and gold rums, which add depth and complexity to its flavor profile, while a splash of apricot brandy imparts a subtle stone-fruit undertone. The cocktail's name suggests a potency and vivacity that might instantly enliven the senses. It is typically served in a highball glass, often garnished with an orange slice and maraschino cherry to complement its vibrant and fruity essence.
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, orange
Alcohol content
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18.72% | 4.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Wake The Dead

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a blender combine all ingredients except the white rum and add crushed ice
Blend at a high speed until smooth and pour into the glass
Float the white rum on top and garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry before serving

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Float  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Wake The Dead cocktail?

The Wake The Dead cocktail is best served cold in a highball glass. To enhance the experience, you can chill the glass beforehand in a freezer for about 30 minutes, ensuring the cocktail remains cold for a longer period after serving.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute a different type of rum if I don't have all the specified types for the Wake The Dead?

Yes, you can substitute with the types of rum you have on hand, though the flavor profile may change slightly. If you don't have gold rum, you could use an additional 30ml of white or dark rum. The unique blend of different rums gives Wake The Dead its distinctive taste, but feel free to experiment with what you have available.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is shaking or stirring required when making the Wake The Dead cocktail?

The Wake The Dead cocktail specifically mentions that it is not shaken or stirred. The ingredients are typically combined directly in the serving glass filled with ice, making it a straightforward and easy drink to prepare.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Wake The Dead compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 18.72%, Wake The Dead falls into the higher range of alcohol content for cocktails. It's stronger than light cocktails like the Mimosa (around 10%) but not as strong as very high-alcohol content drinks like the Zombie, which can exceed 30%. It's ideal for those looking for a moderately strong drink.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Wake The Dead cocktail?

Given its unique name and robust mix of flavors, the Wake The Dead cocktail is perfect for Halloween parties, themed nights, or any gathering where a potent, memorable drink is desired. Its striking name and tropical flavors also make it a great conversation starter at social events.

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