A Couple Cooks Recipe for the Zombie Cocktail

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“Army of the Dead” and a Zombie Cocktail

Army of the Dead
Zombie Cocktail

Your Weekend Pairing

“Army of the Dead” and a Zombie Cocktail

The elevator pitch for Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead would read something like this: Think 28 Days Later ... meets Oceans 11. But the Las Vegas zombie heist thriller actually offers up layers of subtext reflecting current social issues.

After being released in theaters last week, the film will be available on Netflix today. It follows a group of mercenaries venturing into the quarantine zone in the middle of a zombie apocalypse to rob a vault containing $200 million. The New York Times calls it “an inspired collision of comedy, camp, carnage.” There's gore, there's action and plenty of comedy—thanks to the last-minute addition of Tig Notaro (who shot her entire role nearly a year after filming wrapped in order to replace Chris D'Elia).

A Couple Cooks Recipe for the Zombie Cocktail

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This pairing is a no-brainer, literally. The aptly named Zombie cocktail is actually an old school tiki classic. It was invented in 1934 at the Hollywood restaurant, Don the Beachcomber. This take, from A Couple Cooks, mixes fresh fruit juice with three kinds of rum. So be careful ... they pack a punch.

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