Brain Hemorrhage Shot

0 Posted by - October 12, 2012 - Food & Drink, Halloween & Autumn

In the vein (heh) of food that looks like disgusting body parts, I present to you the brain hemorrhage:

Image from OMFG Atlanta

Did you guys see the sequel to “Silence of the Lambs?” I don’t even remember what it was called. Maybe “Disgusting Gross-Out Cannibal Not-Scary-But-Vomity Silence of the Lambs 2.” If you didn’t, just stare that that picture above for a little while and you’ll get the idea.

So I was not really thrilled about making/drinking it.

Also, where the fuck did my grenadine go? No self-respecting bar is without grenadine, but apparently my home-bar setup does not respect itself. It regularly wakes up in the morning and regrets what it did last night. Or something. So I improvised. (Big surprise, I know.)

Yes, that is pomegranate martini mix, which I bought in an aspirational moment, thinking it would make me classy like Oprah if I decided to start drinking pomegranate martinis instead of, you know, Jack Daniels. (It didn’t work.)

I followed the directions from the post exactly, but I could not for the life of me get the brain to hemorrhage. So I mostly just ended up with a shot that could be called “brain.” That’s a very boring shot.

And I was still scared to drink it.

Side note: Back when I tried to submit the non-professional photos of my strawberry asscake fail to the Associated Press for an article they were running, the editor told me my photos were too red, and I told her, “Oh that’s just my skin,” but now I’m sort of inclined to believe her. (My professional photos by Jessica Arden Photography— plug plug– are way better.)

But it’s possible it’s just my skin.

Anyways, down the hatch.

And, you know, despite all that drama, it really wasn’t bad. It was pretty good. After chasing it with a Tom Collins, I was well and truly drunk, so there’s that in its favor, too.

So, even though it was more of a brain and less of a brain hemorrhage, I can’t call it a total fail. And that’s as close to a win as we usually get around here.


  • SusanBC October 12, 2012 - 10:00 am Reply

    I should send you my bottle of grenadine that is so old the lovely Grenadinian lass hawking the stuff is topless. Could sex up the bar and give Jack something to ogle.

  • ThisSillyGirlsLife October 12, 2012 - 10:15 am Reply

    That thing looked F-ing disgusting.

  • NickTallent October 12, 2012 - 10:20 am Reply

    That drink looks like putrefied skank…I really don’t advise putting such things in your mouth.

  • coreyann1 October 12, 2012 - 11:15 am Reply

    Your face looks pink in these pics b/c of the light reflecting up off of your pink hoodie 😉

  • Christine G October 12, 2012 - 11:15 am Reply

    If you poked the “brain” a bit it would probably “hemorrhage”… I’ve had something like this before, dear Hubs thought it was a cool idea and it didn’t taste bad, but the ~texture~ almost made me yak it back out. I’m going to stay away from the mixed-media shots and stick with clear-and-classy booze. The “brain hemorrhage” reminds me of a male-based-fluid that I can not adequately communicate in a joke right now, ball’s in your court (ba dum bum).

  • SarahRidens October 12, 2012 - 11:45 am Reply

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.  Course if I had just spit it into a glass, it would look roughly the same as your shot.

  • BrittanyPike October 12, 2012 - 12:01 pm Reply

    We had those in Mexico years ago.  The trick is to drink it quickly.  It tastes much better that way.  The other trick is just to fuck the fancy shots and tip the bottle up.  🙂

  • vimNvigor October 12, 2012 - 1:15 pm Reply

    that shit looks like the stuff that dripped out of the biohazard bags brad pitt and edward norton filched in fight club. you are much braver than I, I salute you. Also, maybe you should post your recipe for a Tom Collins. I want to try this drink you so obviously adore.

  • Jenna P October 12, 2012 - 1:15 pm Reply

    I could swear I used the words “abomination to alcohol” to describe this drink and warn you off. I should have known that those words translate to “Challenge accepted!” in Pintesterese! Kind of ironic that it turned out to be a near-win. Anyway, if your grenadine hadn’t disappeared, it would have dragged down some of the Bailey’s to make a brainstem. 
    When I ordered one of these last Halloween, I found the flavor to be almost good, but the texture to be nearly insurmountable. Nearly. I mean, if there’s alcohol in my glass and I paid for it, it’s a pretty safe bet I’m going to finish that shit.

  • m_pinning October 12, 2012 - 2:55 pm Reply

    I have such a childish sense of humour. Every time you said “brain” I thought of the Friends episode where the guy’s shorts don’t provide adequate coverage. So, congratulations! Not everyone can get away with showing brain.

  • QuillJa October 12, 2012 - 3:05 pm Reply

    Your facial expressions are priceless! Kudos to you for drinking that abomination. It looks like Pink Slime floating in your glass.

  • Heather_R October 12, 2012 - 4:55 pm Reply

    Love your nails 😉 The drink looks terrible *gag*

  • shiojiriniwa October 12, 2012 - 6:21 pm Reply

    It didn’t hemorrhage because grenadine is “heavier” than schnapps, so it would’ve sunk to the bottom, pulling some of the Bailey’s with it. This from a non-drinking science nerd…

  • Truffles8761 October 12, 2012 - 7:00 pm Reply

    Wise are the Pintestees.  That drink produces that coppery taste in my mouth that indicates a volcanic vomit is forthcoming.  At least you’re sporting your Halloween nail WIN.  I can admire them while gagging.

  • Truffles8761 October 12, 2012 - 7:00 pm Reply

    BTW, tell those butt-monkeys at AP that red photos are easily fixed with Photoshop.  Shame on them, they should know that.

  • DreadPirateRachel October 12, 2012 - 8:25 pm Reply

    Regarding pomegranate martinis (and cosmopolitans, and pretty much every other allegedly “girly” drink), Oprah and Carrie Bradshaw can keep them. To me, they’re the sort of thing that brand new drinkers who hate the taste of alcohol but still want to get smashed order. Give me a glass of cabernet sauvignon any day. Yeah, who the fuck am I kidding–I’ll take the whole bottle.
    As for this abomination, I feel vomititious just looking at it. *shudder* What’s the point? There’s hardly any alcohol in it. Certainly not enough to justify feeling it sliding down my throat.

  • knt41281 October 12, 2012 - 9:10 pm Reply

    ….seriously, youre so ballsy with mixin’ dranks that i really and truly want to be like you when i grow up.  please facilitate this as i will soon be 32….thanks for your immediate attention to this matter  🙂

  • KariHemba October 13, 2012 - 9:35 am Reply

    When I saw this on Pinterest I thought “Gross, looks like vomit”, like really really really GROSS vomit (or other bodily functions that are too gross to mention) and now it’s makes me want to vomit. Why would anyone want to make something like that? At that second I turned to you and here it was. I’m glad you make the things that are gross!

  • ranaemarie October 13, 2012 - 1:05 pm Reply

    Yay, you drank it. Now, you must try my favorite to make when I was a bartender. Peppermint Schnaps and Tequilla Rose.  Add 1/4 oz of Tequilla Rose to the Schnaps slowly and watch the magic begin. Serve with 2 hazelnuts and you have yourself a Dirty Condom with two salty nuts. MMMmmmm. 🙂

  • inkgrrl October 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm Reply

    I was wondering how long it would take you to get around to making that one. The look on your face speaks volumes LOL.
    Also, pink hoodie will make skin pinker. Just sayin’. Oy.

  • Teach381 October 14, 2012 - 10:10 am Reply

    I actually think yours looks BETTER than the original, because let’s face it…the original looks like a “loogie” for lack of a better term.
    But please tell me that yours did NOT require chewing.  Barf.

  • katieshw October 15, 2012 - 12:15 pm Reply

    Shots typically make me gag the split second after I take them, not while I’m looking at them still in the glass. My hat’s off to you for knocking that one back.

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  • bheath91 October 16, 2012 - 6:50 pm Reply

    Everyone’s afraid to tell you the original pin looks like cum in a cup. But I’m not… that shot looks like cum in a cup. But, hey, if you’re into that kind of thing.

  • JaimieLynnDeutsch October 16, 2012 - 9:45 pm Reply

    I make this shot for customers at the bar I work at, except I call it an Abortion (makes everyone cringe). I use a straight, double shot glass. Fill 3/4 full of peach schnapps. Tip the glass slightly while VERY slowly pouring the Bailey’s on top. Add a small amount of blue curacao and wait a minute or two. Then add the grenadine on top until it starts to go through! Another good one is a Used Condom…Fill he shot glass 3/4 full of Dr. McGillicudy’s Vanilla, then VERY slowly add Tequila Rose to the top. If you do it right, it should look like a used condom, complete with the little recepticaal at the end

    • Truffles8761 October 16, 2012 - 10:15 pm Reply

      JaimieLynnDeutsch Gruesome.  lol You didn’t attend SIPS by any chance?  Hang out in Riyadh?

  • ericaiscreative October 20, 2012 - 7:36 pm Reply

    A friend of mine works at a bar, and my fiance and some friends were stumping her with shots… they talked her into making a brain hemorrhage since she’d never made one or even heard of it, lol. Hers turned out pretty awesome, so it is a doable shot. I didn’t get to partake, but the guys said they tasted amazing.

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  • AmyR October 25, 2012 - 1:04 pm Reply

    I made this into a jello shots using plain gelatin, cholate liquor and baileys, when it was alomost set I used a small syringe and injected the baileys into the middle of the jello shot. It looked so gross but everyone loved them at the halloween party !!!

  • KaylaMiller November 19, 2012 - 2:27 am Reply

    I work in a bar, and these are definitely doable. The key is the grenadine or raspberry cordial – the differing weights of the Baileys and raspberry/grenadine is what makes it all gross – the raspberry drags down through the Baileys and looks amazingly awful.

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