Oct 30, 2010
The Menzinator

Hallowe’en shots

Doesn’t this look disgusting?


Almost like a miniature brain contained in a formaldehyde-filled shot glass.

Any other day of the year I’d refuse to drink it, but give it a creepy name like Zombie Brains and serve it at a Hallowe’en party and I’m all over it.

Made with peach schnapps, irish cream, and grenadine syrup these shots are sweet. The curdled irish cream gives is the texture drinking a blood clot. Or a piece of grey matter. Whatever appeals to you more.

This recipe comes courtesy of my friend Zack who supplied the shots for our Hallowe’en party last night. They were a hit.


Zombie Brain Shots


  • 1 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 tsp Baileys
  • 1/2 tsp grenadine


Pour the peach schnapps into a shot glass.
Carefully pour the Baileys on top so it floats.
Slowly add the grenadine syrup, it should sink to the bottom.

Bottoms up!


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  • This look ridiculously authentic! Perfect for Halloween. I wouldn’t be brave enough to drink it though, must say.

    • This was actually really yummy just dont look at it as u drink it, on number 6

  • This will take some guts to knock back. Its so creative. I love it!

  • Haha, ok. That really looks disgusting but I do hope they were delicious :D I would love to make those to my friends someday, just to shock them. Haha.

  • Oh my God, those look absolutely disgusting!


    just wanted to quickly wish you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

  • I have this rule I like to stick to about never making faces at things that other people eat or drink. There is an exception to every rule and all I can say about this is (scrunching my face) eeeeeww!

  • oh yes, i remember those shots from my younger years. (but we called it “brain tumor.”) brings back so many fond memories… :p

  • Those look disgusting and awesome all at the same time!

  • Haha- those are great. Never would have thought to do that, and I LOVE Baileys! Looks like you guys had a great Halloween. :)

  • Oh wow, those are truly disguisting!! Super creative though – who knew those 3 ingredients could combine to produce something like that??

  • Oh my god, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t drink one of these. I’ve never heard of them, but they look so gross. Eck!

    I’d love to have others drink it at a party though ;)

  • i read the “doesn’t this look disgusting” before i clicked onto the post. yep,that looks disgusting! yet incredibly appropriate for halloween =)

  • GROSS!!! in a good way… just ran across this and definitely making them for our party this year. Thx!

    • Enjoy!

  • Love this! Sharing it with my Halloween Loving Friends!!!!

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