Last Updated on October 13, 2021 by The Noms
We had a fun Zombie mug, so we had to use it for Halloween! We made a Key Lime Colada, which we named Zombie Blood, because of the Keke Key Lime Liqueur!
So we have been dreaming of a vacation where we are sitting on the beach with a cocktail and a good book. But, it’s Halloween and it’s 2020. So we have to make our own vacation!! We were in Florida before the 2020 dumpster fire started, and thoroughly enjoyed our vacation! The sunshine, gorgeous views, dolphins and manatees in the water and tropical everything made our trip super special.
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We of course live far away from Florida, where its cold in the winter and hot in the summer. So, we wanted a cocktail that worked all year long, and we think we did that!
This one is a nice twist on the classic Colada, and no brain freeze or blender required! Winning!
We used Keke Key Lime Pie Cream Liqueur in this Key Lime Colada and it’s the perfect flavor for it, for sure! This cream liqueur tastes just like a key lime pie, even down to a hint of graham cracker! It’s a great tropical flavor that is easy to add to tropical drinks even when it snows in October!
Key Limes get their name from their association with the Florida Keys. Known for warm breezes and easygoing vibe, the Florida Keys bring the lazy days of summer all year long!
What is the difference between a lime and a key lime?
It differs from the more traditional Persian variety of lime because it is smaller and less acidic, has a stronger lime scent, and has a unique taste that is sweeter and less tart than other limes.
Shaken Piña Colada
We went with a not blended version for this one, because we wanted it to evoke the spirit of tiki a bit with the rum and flavors, especially being in the mug we put it in.
Traditional pina coladas are made blended, but we wanted this one on the rocks instead. For one thing, then you don’t need a blender to make one, but ice actually waters down the drink (as most frozen/blended drinks do). This version is light, frothy and creamy!
A little tip: use light rum, or coconut rum, or pineapple rum (which are clear). We know, we know, we like dark rum more too, but it covers up the lime and coconut flavors in this one. Plus, we added absinthe, which gives an herbal note that you don’t want to miss!
Key Lime Colada Recipe
This is a great mix of key lime cream liqueur, coconut, coconut water rum and absinthe! All of the best tropical flavors together. The paper straw gives this cocktail a beach vacation feel, but the mug gives it a creepy zombie blood kinda feel, so you pick whichever kind of glass you want for the vibe you want!
We loved using the Keke liqueur for the outside of the glass too, and added a few drips for garnish, like a creepy zombie dripping blood. Because Halloween!
Before you know it, you’ll be on a mini vacation Halloween beach vacation of your own!
Other Halloween Cocktails
- Halloween Blood Bag Punch
- Green Halloween Punch
- Vampire Cynar Negroni
- Bourbon Butterbeer
- Polyjuice Potion
- Eye Candy Cocktail
- Unicorn Blood
- Green Blood Bags
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This Zombie Blood Halloween cocktail is the perfect green cocktail that we have served in a super fun zombie mug. A Key Lime colada at it's base, this one is a must make all year long!
- 2 ounce Keke Key Lime Cream Liqueur
- 1.50 ounce Coconut Water Rum (or coconut rum, pineapple rum)
- .50 ounce lime juice
- float of absinthe
- Prep a tiki mug, or glass with crushed ice.
- Add key lime liqueur, rum and lime juice to a shaker with ice.
- Shake to combine, strain into tiki mug.
- Top with a float of absinthe.
- Garnish with paper straw and lime wheel if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: .9gSaturated Fat: .2gTrans Fat: 5gSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 5.4gFiber: .2gSugar: 1.9gProtein: .4g
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