Did you see the latest episode of The Walking Dead? All the tension, the blood, the gore. Makes me want to wield a Katana in one hand and a cocktail shaker in the other. Shuffle along with the walking dead, or what we like to call folks Sunday morning, to try these appealing and deadly drinks. Just be careful not to slice the top off your martini glass. Spilling is such a tragedy.
Naturally we’re starting with Oyamel’s Zombie, a potent blend of Azul, Sailor Jerry, apricot brandy, Falernum, Xtabentún, honey cinnamon syrup, pineapple, papaya and lime juices, coconut milk and angostura bitters, garnished with grilled pineapple. Because it’s not easy killing the undead. (The secret is in the pineapple.) 401 7th Street NW, Washington, DC. 202.628.1005
Bluecoat Gin, Chairman’s spice rum, pumpkin and pineapple juices, butter and cardamon make up Hank’s Oyster Bar’s Dead Man Walking. Tastes like Thanksgiving! 633 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC. 202.733.1971
Masa 14′s Zombitini (pictured) mixes RumChata, Stoli Vanilla, cream and cinnamon for a light, milky, almost dessert-y concoction with a graham cracker rim. It’s nice after a big meal or when the world ends. 1825 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. 202.328.1414
Crisp and bright, Legal Sea Foods says the Deadrise with fresh cucumber, lime, grapefruit bitters and Rain Organic Vodka. It’s practically a salad. Various locations.
Mary was born and raised in New York City where her family owned restaurants. Instead of eating dirt on the playground, she ate duck blood, beef tripe and pork belly. She cut her teeth at The Mandarin Oriental and The Ritz-Carlton hotels, working with Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe, LeVar Burton, Jane Krakowski and others. Mary founded Girl Meets Food in 2009 as a cover for her debilitating addiction to fried chicken and was named Washington Post’s “Favorite Local Foodie.” After 13 years in hospitality, she started freelance writing for USA Today, The Washington Post, Eater, Washington City Paper, and more. Today, she provides digital marketing for hospitality clients as a content creator who’s contently creating content.