A Walking Dead Cocktail Recipe

This herb, watermelon and rhubarb-infused cocktail is a tribute to the zombie TV sensation "The Walking Dead."
"Walking Dead" Cocktail

"Walking Dead" Cocktail

This herb, watermelon and rhubarb-infused cocktail is a tribute to the zombie TV sensation "The Walking Dead."

Atlanta mixologist Rori Robinson serves up a recipe for an herb-infused cocktail, featuring rhubarb and watermelon at the Atlanta brasserie Parish. Actors from the zombie apocalypse cult sensation, The Walking Dead, which films in and around Atlanta, frequent Parish, and inspired the name of this deliciously refreshing cocktail.

Inman Park Walker

  • 1.5 ounces vodka
  • .75 ounce lime juice
  • .75 ounce rosemary simple syrup*
  • 2 dashes rhubarb bitters
  • .5 ounce watermelon water float**

Shake vodka, lime juice, rosemary simple syrup, and rhubarb bitters vigorously with ice in a shaker tin. Dump entire contents into a rocks glass or small tumbler. Float watermelon water on top, and garnish with a fresh rosemary sprig and mint leaf. Enjoy!

*Rosemary Simple

(makes 2 cups)

Simmer 2 cups of sugar, 1 cup of water, and 4 full, fresh sprigs of rosemary together for 15 minutes over medium-low heat. Remove/strain rosemary sprigs, cool and bottle.

**Watermelon Water

(makes approximately 6 cups)

In a blender, combine 4 cups of fresh watermelon chunks with 2 cups of water. Blend until a liquid consistency is achieved, then strain mixture through a fine sieve and bottle. A few ounces of vodka or another neutral grain alcohol can be added to preserve the melon water if it will not all be used right away.

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