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Feb032012

Alien Brain Hemorrhage

In another episode of "Things I Shouldn't Have Seen On The Internet" is this picture of a particularly nastly looking shot called an Alien Brain Hemorrhage.  And like all things we see on the internet, my first thought is "I could do that".  Well, kinda.

First evidence that I Could Do That - there are only 4 ingredients.

None of these are very high-brow.  Peach Schnapps is the sickeningly sweet liquor of choice for people who pretend they are hard core, Baileys is the Chocolate Milk of booze, Blue Curacao is best known for being blue, and Grenadine Syrup is another mixer you always see, but never see used.  

 

Start with half a shot of Schnapps.  For the record, experimentation shows that it should be more like 2/3 of a shot, I'll explain in a bit.

Top off with about 1/3 of a shot of Irish Cream.  Pour very showly, I suggest down the side of the glass.  The middle one here is an example of what happens when you pour too fast, and no, it never did seperate with time.

Add a tiny splash of the Blue.  Again, gently.  The first one is right, the second one is a tad bit aggressive.  

Finally, add the syrup, and watch the magic! 

As you can see, there are plently of ways to go wrong here.  Only the first glass really came out like I wanted, and even it is a tad weak.   

And just because I'm me, a little science - the heavy syrup is pulling down the cream, and the cream and Curacao create the "veins" in the drink.  Hence the reason a little more Schnapps and a little less cream allows for a larger pallett in which to create the art.  Note also that the cream and Curacao congele a bit when the syrup is added.  So the sensation of drinking this is not the most pleasent experiance I'm afraid.  It also tastes most like Peach Schnapps, so you have that to deal with.

BONUS - I must have performance anxiety, as earlier experiments went much better!  Here is my best one, done in 30 seconds.

 

 

 

 

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