Thirsty Thursdays: Floating Brain Cocktail

October 18, 2012

If you are thinking of throwing a Halloween party, the floating brain cocktail should be a signature beverage.  Irish cream liqueur is slowly added to a shot of peach schnapps, forming ribbons within the drink to make it appear like a brain.  A splash of grenadine adds a gory detail to the cocktail.  Your guests might be frightened but not enough to resist the floating brain cocktail.

Floating Brain Cocktail

Ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces peach schnapps
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
 
Directions:
 
Pour the schnapps and lime juice into a shaker filled with ice.
 
Shake.
 
Strain into an on-the-rocks glass.
 
Drip a drop or two of grenadine into the glass, it will sink to the bottom and look like blood.
 
Dip the drinking straw into the Bailey's; place finger over your end to capture some inside the straw.
 
Insert filled straw into the center of the glass.
 
Allow Bailey's to slowly filter into the schnapps-lime liquid - it will form a ball that looks like a brain floating in formaldehyde.

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