It must be getting cold, because the tiki drinks are out in full force. In this version of another Don the Beachcomber classic, MeXo brings its trademark Mesoamerican flavors to the typically rum-heavy cocktail. The Jalisco Zombie swaps tequila and Swedish Punsch — a fortified spirit with spices — for rum and, well, more rum. Add MeXo’s vanilla-nutmeg syrup and you’re left with a balanced, fruit-forward drink with some warm baking spice notes on the palate.
3/4 oz. Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
3/4 oz. Olmeca Altos Tequila Blanco
1/2 oz. Kronan Swedish Punsch
3/4 oz. pomegranate juice
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. vanilla-nutmeg simple syrup
Pour all liquors, juice and simple syrup into an iced mixer. Shake well, then strain into an iced highball glass. Garnish with mint.