Put the Lime in the Coconut Zombie

Mix up Put the Lime in the Coconut Zombie, made with 7UP®, today. Mix freely, drink responsibly.

A little bit of prep work (making the cinnamon-7UP syrup) goes a long way in making this one crazy-good cocktail that serves four people. With three different kinds of rum, grenadine, and rich, sweet cream of coconut, it’s sure to have you feeling anything but zombie-like. Mix up a batch of the Put the Lime in the Coconut Zombie recipe for your next Halloween party, game night, or zombie-themed party, and impress your guests.


  • 12-oz. can 7UP®
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, cracked and crushed gently
  • 6 oz. white rum
  • 6 oz. dark rum
  • 6 oz. 151 proof rum
  • 2 oz. lemon juice
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • 2 oz. freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. grenadine
  • 3 oz. cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez® or piña colada mix)
  • 3 splashes Angostura bitters
  • Crushed ice for serving and shaking
  • Pineapple wedge, for garnish
  • Lemon, for garnish
  • Lime, for garnish
  • Maraschino cherry, for garnish

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Ready In: 25 minutes
  • Serving Size: 4 people


  • Cinnamon Syrup

  • Place 1 can 7UP®, sugar, and crushed cinnamon sticks in saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until syrupy, 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, strain with a mesh strainer, and cool completely.
  • Cocktails

  • Place 4 oz. cooled cinnamon-7UP® syrup in a large liquid measuring cup.
  • Add all three rums, all three juices, grenadine, and cream of coconut to measuring cup.
  • Top with desired amount of bitters.
  • In batches, place in a cocktail shaker, top with ice, and shake vigorously 3-5 seconds.
  • Repeat with remaining zombie mix.
  • Serve over ice, and garnish with pineapple, lemon, lime, and maraschino cherry.
Please drink responsibly.
Best served in a collins glass

Tips from 7UP

Be sure to buy cream of coconut, not coconut cream. While the two sound similar, they aren’t interchangeable. Cream of coconut is a presweetened coconut cream often used in recipes and cocktails. There’s also a difference between coconut cream and coconut milk: As you’d guess, the cream is thicker than the milk. But remember, for this recipe you don’t want either of those. You want cream of coconut.

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