Alien Brain Haemorrhage
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Alien Brain Haemorrhage
Cocktail recipe

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3.52 / 5
The Alien Brain Haemorrhage is a visually striking cocktail that is sure to catch the eyes of anyone at the bar. This cocktail is believed to have originated in the ... more The Alien Brain Haemorrhage is a visually striking cocktail that is sure to catch the eyes of anyone at the bar. This cocktail is believed to have originated in the early 1990s in the UK and has since become a popular choice among cocktail enthusiasts. It is made with a combination of Bailey's, Sambuca, Grenadine, and Orange liqueur, which create a unique and flavorful experience. The creamy and slightly sweet Bailey's creates the base of the drink, while the bold and anise-flavored Sambuca adds a kick of spice. The splashes of Grenadine and Orange liqueur not only add a pop of color but also enhance the overall sweetness and tartness of the drink. When served, the liqueurs and Bailey's will separate, creating a layered effect, resembling the brain of an alien. The Alien Brain Haemorrhage is truly a one-of-a-kind cocktail that is perfect for sci-fi fans or anyone looking for a fun and Instagram-worthy drink.
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32.58% | 1.01 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Alien Brain Haemorrhage

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour sambuca into shot glass
Layer Baileys on top so it floats
Add a few drops of triple sec in the middle and then a few drops of grenadine
Let them sink through the drink then serve

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you layer the ingredients in an Alien Brain Haemorrhage?

To create the unique appearance of an Alien Brain Haemorrhage, start by pouring the Sambuca into a shot glass. Slowly pour the Bailey's over the back of a spoon to form a layer on top of the Sambuca. Add a dash of Blue Curaçao in the same manner, and finally, drop a dash of Grenadine into the center. The Grenadine will sink, creating the 'hemorrhage' effect.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are suited for serving an Alien Brain Haemorrhage?

The Alien Brain Haemorrhage, with its visually striking appearance, is perfect for Halloween parties or any themed event where a whimsical, somewhat grotesque cocktail would add to the ambience. Its dramatic presentation makes it a conversation starter.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of an Alien Brain Haemorrhage compare to other shots?

With an alcohol content of 32.58%, the Alien Brain Haemorrhage is relatively moderate in strength compared to other shots. Classic shots like a Straight Vodka shot may have a higher alcohol content, usually around 40%, while other mixed shots might vary. The Alien Brain Haemorrhage provides a balance between potency and flavor.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

Is there a specific glass that should be used for an Alien Brain Haemorrhage?

Yes, the Alien Brain Haemorrhage is traditionally served in a shot glass. This allows for the layered effect of the ingredients to be fully appreciated visually, which is a key aspect of enjoying this unique cocktail.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Can you customize the Alien Brain Haemorrhage to make it less sweet?

To make an Alien Brain Haemorrhage less sweet, you can adjust the proportions of the ingredients or substitute one of the components. For example, using less Grenadine and Blue Curaçao or substituting the Bailey's with a less sweet cream liqueur might reduce the sweetness. Experimenting with the ratios can help achieve a balance that suits your taste.

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