Wake the Dead: A Zombie-Inspired Cocktail

Wake the Dead: A Zombie-Inspired Cocktail

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If you're looking for a drink that will get your party started, look no further than the Wake the Dead cocktail! This zombie-inspired drink is perfect for any occasion, and it's sure to get your guests in the mood for some fun. The recipe is simple, and it can be made with ingredients that you already have at home. So gather your friends, mix up a batch of Wake the Dead cocktails, and prepare to party like there's no tomorrow!

The History Of The Wake the Dead

The early 2000s were the golden age for cocktails. Bartenders across the country were experimenting with new flavor combinations and pushing the boundaries of what the perfect drink could be. In the midst of this cocktail renaissance, one drink emerged that was both delicious and iconic: the Wake the Dead cocktail.

Despite its popularity, the origin of the Wake the Dead cocktail is shrouded in mystery. Some say it was invented by a bartender in New Orleans, while others claim it originated in San Francisco. No one knows for sure where this flavorful drink came from. But one thing is certain: the Wake the Dead cocktail is here to stay.

Thanks to its unique blend of Coffee Liqueur, Tequila, and Espresso, this energizing drink has become a staple of late-night partying. So whether you're celebrating a big victory or nursing a hangover, make sure to raise a glass of Wake the Dead to toast to good times ahead.

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How To Make The Wake the Dead Recipe

Tip: Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!


  • 1 oz Coffee Flavored Liqueur
  • 1 oz Tequila
  • 0.5 oz Espresso


Cocktail Glass


Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 5 - 10 minutes

  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Coffee Flavored Liqueur, Tequila, and Espresso.
  2. Stir, strain, and serve in a Cocktail Glass.

Tips On How To Make The Best Wake the Dead

  • Add a dash of lime juice for a citrusy kick, cherry bitters for a fruity element, or simple syrup for added sweetness.
  • Serve in an old fashioned glass or a dead tequila shooter in a shot glass.
  • To craft the Wake the Dead tequila shot, lower the ratios of the cocktail.
  • We recommend using silver tequila specifically Patron tequila and for the Coffee Flavored Liqueur, Patron Xo Cafe.


The Wake the Dead cocktail is a perfect choice for any occasion. It is both delicious and easy to make, and it is sure to put a smile on your face. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and wake the dead!


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