On the Sauce: 3 Cocktails for “The Walking Dead”

On the Sauce

Zombies don’t mind they way the rum burns their throats and neither should you.

With the highly-anticipated Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead coming up this Sunday, we at TSJ wanted to send you into the weekend with appropriately apocalyptic-inspired cocktails for you and your kin to imbibe as you get your show watching on.


The deal: What lies ahead of Sherriff Rick Grimes and his team of survivors looks ominous as they square off against The Walkers. Dunno. Sip. Sip on Woodbury’s Harvest as you watch the group stand their ground at the prison, or mix up the Black and Buried or The Walker to get a taste for the post-apocalyptic world the survivors are living in.

Bottom’s up, zombies. You can take our lives but you can’t take our drink.

1. The Walker


  •  1 oz Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
  •  ½ oz Stirrings Espresso Flavored Liqueur
  • 3 Dashes Chocolate Bitters
  •  5 oz Cola


  1. In an ice filled collins or rocks glass combine all the ingredients
  2. Stir to blend

2. Woodbury’s Harvest


  • 1¼ oz Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
  • 2½ oz Apple Cider
  • 1/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice
  2. Shake well and strain into an ice filled collins glass
  3. Garnish with apple slices

3. Black & Buried


  • 1 oz Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
  • ½ oz Zwack Liqueur
  • 3 Blackberries
  • 4 oz Cola
  • 1 Lemon Wedge


  1. Add blackberries to a cocktail shaker and crush with a spoon
  2. Add Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, Zwack Liqueur and shake vigorously
  3. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice and top with cola
  4. Garnish with a Lemon Wedge