Happy Halloween! My fellow Tasty Tuesdayers and I decided to celebrate Halloween this week and wanted to share our spooktacular recipes on the actual day we are honoring. I’m sharing a shot. Well when you need to get your drink on in order to summon the ghouls (or perhaps banish them), this drink is just what Frankenstein ordered!
Art by Robert Martinez at Deviant Art (Click on image for more info)
1 1/4 oz. chilled peach schnapps
1/8 oz. Rose’s lime juice
3/4 oz. chilled Bailey’s®
A splash chilled grenadine syrup
1. Add schnapps and lime juice into a shaker. Shake and pour into your shot glass.
2. Very gently pour Bailey’s into the shot glass over the schnapps and lime juice mixture.
Wait until the Irish cream liqueur begins to clump and ‘curdle’ to look like a brain, just a few moments. (You can use a straw to create this effect by putting the Bailey’s into the straw, plugging it with your finger, and then slowly drizzle it into the schnapps/lime mixture to create threads of Bailey’s that will start to curdle. Continue to ‘build’ your Bailey’s brain that way)
3. Gently pour a tiny amount of grenadine ‘blood’ over the brain.
4. Watch your guests gag over the look of one of the nastiest-looking Halloween drinks around. But they are yummy and a little potent!
Now go scare up these ladies and see what fine Halloween treats they are serving up~
I’m not kidding. There’s a big chunk missing. It’s the only realistic explanation to this problem. That’s right. I said ZOMBIES! Other people may call them plot bunnies, however I think zombies is a far more appropriate label. After all, you know they are there. Waiting in the wings for you to demolish them. And if you aren’t quick enough at offering up zombie destruction on a silver platter…well then it will be too late because the zombies will be sucking the remaining juicy morsels of your plot right from your brains.
Luckily, I might have caught this one in time. Or I’m hoping I did. Seems so simple that I’m slapping myself for not recognizing it sooner. So as I set back to work sending plot zombies back to the pits of hell, I must ask my fellow writers how in the world do you deal with the moments when zombies attack? (And yes for those who are wondering, I am a bit delirious right now)
Yes one does exist. I know – you had no idea right? Me neither. A friend of mine was helping me brainstorm and he says, what about a zombie love story? To which I reply, there is nothing sexy or romantic about body parts falling off at inopportune moments. Plus, I could’ve sworn I’d heard of a zombie love story. So I did what anyone would do. I googled it. To my amazement, quite a few things came up, but the one thing that I didn’t expect were the zombie song videos that popped for youtube. Being the curious being I am, of course I clicked on the link which led me to videos of a zombified Taylor Swift wannabe which was kind of funny and this little video which gave me plenty o laughs….
Yep, there you go. Zombie video of the week. And yes, I did actually think of something to write. Just one more thing of many to throw on my writing to do list. Happy Thursday everyone!