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The brain had that shot if they super spooky looking layered shot perfect for Halloween occasions. It looks like a difficult to make shot, however, it’s not too hard as long as you have a steady hand.
What is a Brain Hemorrhage Shot?
A Brain hemorrhage shot tastes strongly of sweet peaches and cream with a hint of cherry bite at the backend. Is a unique looking layered shot made from three easy ingredients. All you need is peach schnapps, grenadine and Irish cream.
Peach schnapps is a liqueur that quite obviously tastes very strongly of peach. It is a sweet clear colored liqueur.
Irish cream is a very sweet, creamy liqueur that is mixed with whiskey. It has notes of caramel and chocolate as well. It is a thick creamy brownish color.
Grenadine is a super sweet bright red liquid. It is almost certainly sweet I made from pomegranates. But most people feel like it tastes like cherries.
When you layer all of these together it looks a little bit like a brain floating in formaldehyde with some drops of blood. This creepy and spooky looking shot is perfect for holiday Halloween parties and is sure to be the centerpiece for your guests.
How to make this drink:
This drink does take several minutes to make do to the tedious task of layering each ingredient in. But, the time is worth it when you get to see your final masterpiece.
- 1.5 oz Peach Schnapps
- .5 oz Baileys
- Several Drops of Grenadine
As you get started to grab your bar spoon, jigger, shot glass, grenadine, Irish cream and Peach schnapps.
Use your jigger to measure one and a half ounces of peach schnapps and dump that into the bottom of your shot glass.
Use your jigger to measure half an ounce of Irish cream. You’re going to want to layer the Irish cream on top of the schnapps. And it will sink a little bit in creating the brain looking effect.
To do this, take your bar spoon and place it upside down in your shot glass just above the liquid of the peach schnapps. GameStop slowly for the half ounce of Irish cream over the back of your bar spoon.
The key to getting this to layer perfectly is to do it slowly and steadily. You also want to make sure you’re not dumping all the Irish cream in one spot or it may sink to the bottom or stay just on one side. So, you might need to move your bar spoon slowly around over the top of the glass so that it distributes the Irish cream in different places.
Next, we’re going to add the grenadine which represents some blood droplets in your shot.
To do this, take your bar spoon and turn it upside down again this time just over the top of the Irish cream line. Make sure that you’re grenadine either has a built-in for spout or you pop a pour spout on the top so that it will come out slowly and steadily.
Now, very slowly drip the grenadine over the back of the bar spoon and it should get the cream pulling it slightly down in a drink and the grenadine will sink to the bottom.
If you do not do this extremely slowly and use the bar spoon to break the fall of the grenadine it’s likely that the Irish cream will all get pulled to the bottom of the drink and the brain looking effect will be ruined.
With that, your shot is ready go ahead and kick it back!
Brain Hemorrhage Shot
- bar spoon
- shot glass
- 1.5 oz Peach Schnapps
- .5 oz Irish Cream
- a few drops Grenadine
- You may want to chill your ingredients before hand to help them layer better.
- Take your shot glass, jigger and Peach Schnapps. Measure 1.5 oz of Peach Schnapps and then dump it into your shot glass.
- Use your jigger again, this time to measure .5 oz of Irish Cream. Put your bar spoon into your shot glass upside down just above the peach schnapps.
- Slowly pour the irish cream over the spoon and it should sit on top of the peach schnapps.
- Now for the tricky part. Take your Grenadine. Make sure the grenadine has a pour spout built in or you add one to the top.
- Slowly drip a few drops of Grenadine into the shot glass. They should sink to the bottom, but not take all the Irish Cream down with them.
- Your shot is ready to kick back!