Thursday, April 7, 2011
AN EXOTIC COCONUT-COGNAC COCKTAIL from CAP HAITIEN, REPUBLIC de HAITI, and which is CALLED the ZOMBIE
Enriched coconut milk, 1 cup or so
Cognac, 3 jiggers
Maraschino, 2 ponies
Angostura, 2 or 3 dashes
Very finely cracked or shaved ice
Put in shaker with lots of finely cracked ice, shake hard and turn ice and all - à la Daiquiri - into small, chilled goblets. Another variation, and a much better flavoured one we find, is found by using only two jiggers cognac, and one jigger old Haitian - or other medium dark - rum.
Enriched coconut milk: Get a ripe coconut anywhere. Bore two holes in eyes and drain out water into a container - being careful to strain out fibres or bits of shell. Crack open nut, cut up kernel, with brown part unremoved, into the mixer; turn in the coconut juice. Reduce to pulp at high speed for 1 minute, then rub through a very fine sieve, or strain through several thicknesses of cloth.