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Zombie Apocalypse Got You Down? Rehydrate With This Dawn of the Dead Cocktail

Fleeing a horde of rabid zombies seems pretty exhausting -- all that running, laborious breathing, and self-defense with any weapon you can find during an apocalypse probably takes it out of you. We can't think of a better way to rehydrate than with this Dawn of the Dead cocktail by our friends at DrinksMadeEasy. Boasting tart cranberry and lime juice, a homemade mint-raspberry simple syrup infusion, sparkling rosé, and rum, it's a double-whammy of refreshment and liquid courage. And if there's no rum and rosé left during the end of the world, well -- we surrender. 

Dawn of the Dead

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1½ ounces rum
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 1½ ounces mint-raspberry syrup (10 mint leaves, 1 cup fresh raspberries, ½ cup sugar, ½ cup water)
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • Rosé sparkling wine
DIRECTIONS:
  • Make The Mint-Raspberry Syrup: In a medium-sized pot, combine the fresh mint leaves, raspberries, sugar, and water. Boil until the raspberries are soft and the mint leaves wilted, stirring occasionally. Mash the mixture through a fine mesh strainer until all the juice has been extracted, and discard the solids. Let it cool.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the mint-raspberry syrup, cranberry juice, lime juice, and rum. Shake vigorously for approximately 15 seconds, and strain the mixture into a cocktail glass over ice. Top with a float of sparkling rosé, then garnish with a sprig of mint and skewer of raspberries, and serve. 
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