Thirsty Thursday: Zombie Gut Punch Cocktail

Start your Halloween weekend with Alie and Georgia’s post-apocalyptic boozy punch that will “liven”-up your cocktail hour for the undead. This sinfully sweet elixir is a real no-brainer: just squeeze the fleshy, pulpy insides of a blood orange and mix with orange-scented triple sec, fizzy black cherry soda, fragrant bitters and a generous amount of vodka. Rim the punch glasses with dripping red grenadine and you’ve got yourself a terrifying brew that will make mortals run (ahem, good luck).

Boo-ttoms up, folks.

Zombie Gut Punch Cocktail

Recipe courtesy Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark


10 ounces vodka
5 ounces triple sec
2 ounces bitters
1 cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice
2 cups black cherry soda
Grenadine, for rim


In a large punch bowl filled with ice, pour vodka, triple sec, bitters, blood orange juice and black cherry soda. Laugh as though you are an evil zombie and stir. Rim each glass with grenadine before filling with punch mixture, and serve. Stagger around menacingly, and threaten to eat strangers’ brains.

Watch how they make it:

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