Since several people were asking about it (even though MQ was the only one brave enough to comment and ask about it on the post! Y’all need to leave comments more, I swear!), allow me to educate the masses….
By now most of you may know that I live in Puerto Rico and this is the home of Bacardi. Needless to say, rum is a very popular libation. I don’t know about everywhere else in the world, but Bacardi has a pretty wonderful line of pre-mixed cocktails. There’s Bahama-Mama, Long Island Iced Tea and, of course, Zombie.
According the the traditional way of making this mixed drink, it’s served in a highball glass and (pineapple juice, orange juice, dark rum, light rum, apricot brandy, sugar, lime juice and apricot brandy) slushed together with ice except for Bacardi 151 which is floated on top with a cherry. How this traditional blend of seemingly yummy ingredients turns blue, I haven’t a clue. Trying the read the side of the bottle produced no further enlightenment. It just says it’s a blend of rum… so I’m guessing it has the light, dark and maybe even the limon Bacardis at work, not to mention 151 topping it all off. And it states it’s a blend of natural flavors… which means it probably has pineapple and orange in it. I’m thinking blue curacao to make it blue? I can’t imagine them wanting to make it with brandy and an orange liquor is better than an apricot brandy in my books. I could just be overthinking it. Maybe they did just add some blue dye to make it look pretty. Heck if I know!