Cocktails O’ Clock: Inspired by… Halloween Part 2

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2) The Brain Haemorrhage Shooter…

So it’s the day before Halloween and not a creature was stirring, well that’s a lie straight away, I have a headache and have not long been in from work.

Anyway Tequila Cocktail in hand (a wisely chosen Paloma) and sausage roll in the other, I type this (with my nose) festive post all about the scariest Shooter of them all…

The Brain Haemorrhage

Truly a disgusting mixture if one was ever seen, enough to scare pets and small children for years to come.

But mixed right and presented well one (or several depending on your day) will look right at home in your hand this Halloween.

The Recipe:

½ measure Schnapps,

¼ measure Bailey’s Irish Cream

¼ measure Grenadine Syrup

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Nice and big, so you can enjoy its hideousness…
Picture courtesy of: Brit & Co.

Method:

1)      Pour the schnapps into a well-chilled shot/rocks glass.

2)      Then layer the baileys on top,

3)      Then pour in the grenadine, drop by drop, from above the glass.

The trick: the simple, yet effective, way to make this drink is by following these 3 rules:

1)      Use equal measures of everything, that way it will still taste ok when you finally drink it.

2)      Use the heaviest ingredient last (I.e. The grenadine or well iced liqueur).

3)      Drink carefully, the name may be jovial, but the alcohol content is serious (especially if you use an iced liqueur instead of the non-alcoholic grenadine).

Stick to those 3 rules and you’ll create frightfully tasty cocktail shooters every time…

Treat: Here’s the Alien-brain version should the classic recipe be too boring for you…

The Recipe:

½ measure Schnapps

¼ measure Bailey’s Irish Cream

1 teaspoon Grenadine syrup

1 teaspoon Blue Curacao

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By mixing in different coloured liqueurs the drink takes on rather eerie effects. Try using different coloured Curacao’s for varied effects.

Method:

Same as the classic except for the step between the bailey’s and the grenadine:

1)      Pour the schnapps into a well-chilled shot/rocks glass.

2)      Then layer the baileys on top,

3)      Then layer the Blue Curacao on the bailey’s (don’t worry if some sinks below, that’s bound to happen – and add to the effect).

4)      Then pour in the grenadine, drop by drop, from above the glass.

Trick: use Crème De Menthe for a really nasty flavour (and aesthetic) combination (use in place of the Blue Curacao).

So there you go, combine that with my Spiced Caramel Apple cocktail and you have a couple of fantastic Halloween themed cocktails to show off at your parties… Keep your eyes open for my ‘best of Halloween’ post coming shortly, with links to some of the best Halloween cocktails on the net… Enjoy your evening!)

Website with some cool Halloween cocktails (and source of my picture above): Brit & Co

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