Brain Haemorrhage
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Brain Haemorrhage
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.7 / 5
The Brain Haemorrhage cocktail is a visually striking drink that is guaranteed to grab attention. Its name and appearance may seem off-putting, but don't let that deter you from trying ... more The Brain Haemorrhage cocktail is a visually striking drink that is guaranteed to grab attention. Its name and appearance may seem off-putting, but don't let that deter you from trying this delicious concoction. This layered drink contains a base of creamy Bailey's, followed by a layer of sweet peach schnapps, and finished off with a few drops of bright red grenadine that gives the illusion of a "bleeding" brain. The creamy texture of the Bailey's is balanced by the fruity sweetness of the peach schnapps, while the grenadine adds a touch of tartness to the mix. Overall, the Brain Haemorrhage cocktail can be described as a creamy, fruity, and slightly tart drink that is sure to leave a lasting impression on both your taste buds and your guests. So why not give this creepy yet delicious cocktail a try at your next Halloween party or themed event. Cheers to a drink that truly lives up to its name!
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Peach Schnapps
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15.52% | 0.48 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Brain Haemorrhage is a devilishly delightful shot, where the creamy Bailey's beautifully contrasts the sweet tang of peach schnapps, with grenadine adding a visually stunning, tart finish. Not just a party trick, its flavor profile is surprisingly sophisticated.

Method
How to make a Brain Haemorrhage

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a shot glass three-quarters full with peach schnapps
Then layer a quarter of a shot Baileys Irish cream on top
Drizzle in a few drops of grenadine to serve

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Steven Coureton avatar

Looks horrible!!!! Taste Incredible!!

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you layer the ingredients in a Brain Haemorrhage cocktail to achieve the desired visual effect?

To create the distinctive appearance of a Brain Haemorrhage cocktail, start by pouring the peach schnapps into the shot glass. Next, slowly pour the Bailey's over the back of a spoon into the glass to form a layer on top of the schnapps. Finally, add a few drops of grenadine, which will sink through the Bailey's and settle at the bottom, creating the namesake 'haemorrhage' effect.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Brain Haemorrhage cocktail?

The Brain Haemorrhage cocktail is best served immediately after preparation in a standard shot glass to appreciate its visual presentation. Ensure it's served cold to enhance the texture and flavor profile.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

For what occasions is the Brain Haemorrhage cocktail most suitable?

The Brain Haemorrhage cocktail, with its unique and somewhat grotesque appearance, is perfectly suited for Halloween parties or any horror-themed event. Its visual impact is sure to be a conversation starter.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in a Brain Haemorrhage cocktail without losing the effect?

While the classic Brain Haemorrhage cocktail relies on its specific ingredients for the visual effect, you can substitute the peach schnapps with another clear liqueur if desired. The key to maintaining the effect lies in the density differences, so ensure the substituted liqueur has a similar texture and density. However, this might slightly change the taste of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Brain Haemorrhage compare to other shots or cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 15.52%, the Brain Haemorrhage falls into a moderate range of alcohol content for cocktails, particularly shot-based cocktails. It's stronger than some low-alcohol content cocktails but not as potent as straight liquor shots or cocktails made with higher proportions of hard liquors.

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