Brain Tumour
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Brain Tumour
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.82 / 5
One of my favourite simple shots. It looks a little gross (hence the name) but it's good! One of my favourite simple shots. It looks a little gross (hence the name) but it's good!
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Base ingredient
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Peach Schnapps
Alcohol content
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14.22% | 0.64 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
20ml ⅔oz 2cl
20ml ⅔oz 2cl
5ml 0.17oz 0.5cl

Method
How to make a Brain Tumour

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour peach schnapps into a shot glass, slowly add Baileys Irish Cream then drizzle in grenadine
Let it sit for about 30 seconds before serving


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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What makes Bailey's a key ingredient in the Brain Tumour cocktail?

Bailey's Irish Cream is essential to achieving the unique texture and creamy flavor of the Brain Tumour cocktail. When mixed with the other ingredients, it thickens the drink, contributing to the 'brain-like' appearance that gives this cocktail its name. Additionally, the whiskey and cream flavors of Bailey's complement the sweetness of the Peach Schnapps and the tartness of the Grenadine.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you achieve the distinctive 'brain' appearance in the Brain Tumour cocktail?

The 'brain' appearance in the Brain Tumour cocktail is achieved by first pouring the Peach Schnapps into the shot glass, then gently adding the Bailey's without mixing the two liquids. The Bailey's will curdle slightly, forming clumps that resemble brain tissue. Lastly, a small amount of Grenadine is dripped into the glass, which settles below the Bailey's curdles, adding a 'bloody' effect to enhance the brain-like appearance.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Brain Tumour cocktail to enhance its visual appeal?

To enhance the Brain Tumour cocktail's visual appeal, serve it in a clear shot glass to showcase its unique layers and textures. Ensure the Bailey's forms distinct clumps resembling brain matter, and the Grenadine settles at the bottom to create a dramatic effect. Serving the cocktail immediately after preparation will ensure the visual elements remain distinct and impressive for your guests.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Brain Tumour cocktail compare to a standard shot of whiskey?

The alcohol content of the Brain Tumour cocktail is approximately 14.22%, which is lower than a standard shot of whiskey. Typically, a shot of whiskey (40% alcohol by volume) contains more alcohol because it is undiluted. The Brain Tumour cocktail's lower alcohol content results from the mixture of Bailey's, Peach Schnapps (both lower in alcohol content compared to whiskey), and the non-alcoholic Grenadine.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Brain Tumour cocktail?

The Brain Tumour cocktail, with its unique and somewhat gruesome appearance, is most suitable for Halloween parties or other themed events where a shocking or amusing presentation is appreciated. Its dramatic visuals make it a conversation starter and a memorable addition to celebrations seeking to entertain and surprise guests.

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