If you’re looking for a fun Halloween drink that won’t upset your low carb lifestyle I’ve got you with this Bloody Zombie Cocktail. Sweet, spicy, and – just like the original Zombie cocktail – it will turn you into a zombie before the night is over if you’re not careful. Torani syrups has partnered with Lowcarb-ology to bring you this fun Halloween recipe. All opinions are my own. And.. it goes without saying that the recipe below is intended for adults 21 and older – please drink responsibly.
For this recipe you’ll need: pineapple vodka, white rum, rhubarb bitters, aromatic bitters, hot sauce, pinot noir wine, Torani Sugar Free Mango syrup, Torani Sugar Free Brown Sugar Cinnamon syrup, Big Red Zero soda, sugar free ginger beerJump to Recipe
I am not a big celebrator of Halloween. I mean my life has been psycho enough without having to play pretend crazy BUT I DO love a good cocktail!
Don’t you hate going to restaurants? They have these long lists of mouthwatering cocktails but all of them are so high in sugar it would blow your carb allowance until July 2019. I usually end up with vodka and soda with lime but honestly it gets pretty boring.
So, as you know, I tend to go all out with making cocktails at home. With all of the sugar free Torani syrup flavors that are available it’s easy for me to replicate my favorites. All of the flavor and NONE of the guilt!
Take the Zombie for example.
The Zombie cocktail was invented at Don the Beachcomber restaurant in 1934 and became popular at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. It’s easy to make – lots of fruit juice and rum! It’s a sweet, easy to drink cocktail that will turn you into a zombie if you drink more than one… my favorite kind.
So, when I was trying to figure out how to replicate it in a sugar free version I knew it would have to be sweet. I wanted it to be red because what’s Halloween without a red Halloween cocktail?
Big Red to the rescue. More accurately – Big Red Zero to the rescue!
Big Red, like Dr Pepper, is a Texas soda. It’s similar to cream soda but has some citrus oils in it that give it a slightly different taste. Be sure to get the Big Red Zero and if you can’t find it where you are any sugar free red cream soda will do.Halloween just got WAY more fun!!Click To Tweet
I used pineapple vodka and Torani Sugar Free Mango syrup to give it the fruit flavor of the classic Zombie cocktail – then added Torani Sugar Free Brown Sugar Cinnamon for a little extra sweetness. The real secret is plain old hot sauce – it gives it a spicy kick that brings out the cinnamon flavor.
I use aromatic bitters as well as rhubarb bitters. The rhubarb is just a little bitter and helps to balance out all of the sweet in the cocktail but if you can’t find it just add a squeeze of lime. You can make this even more fun by adding a little dry ice to make it smoky and foggy but be sure to fish out all the dry ice or let it dissolve before drinking. It WILL burn your lips if you don’t.
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Low Carb Bloody Zombie Cocktail
This zombie cocktail has just 1 net carb of boozy goodness. When Halloween is over you can put it in a fancy Christmas glass and call it Elf Juice… or whatever. 🙂 It’s still good! For more great sugar free drink ideas y’all need to follow Torani on Facebook and Instagram if you don’t all ready! Best of all, sign up for Torani’s email list and you’ll get 10% off your first order!!
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Bloody Zombie Cocktail
- 2 ounces Pineapple Vodka
- 2 ounces White Rum
- 2 dashes Rhubarb Bitters
- 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
- 2 dashes hot sauce
- 2 ounces pinot noir
- 1 ounce Torani Sugar Free Mango
- 1 ounce Torani Sugar Free Brown Sugar Cinnamon
- 6 ounces Sugar Free Big Red Soda
- 4 ounces Sugar Free Ginger Beer
- Mix all of the ingredients except the Big Red and Ginger Beer in a shaker filled with ice.
- Shake briskly and pour into a glass.
- Add the Big Red and the Ginger Beer before serving.
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This post was sponsored by Torani Syrups. All opinions are my own. Please Drink Responsibly.