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Give your friends a fright this Halloween with a Zombie Shooter, where a combination of booze and lime juice create a drinkable brain.

a Halloween cocktail in shot glass that looks like a brain

I’m the first to admit that this drink kind of freaked me out.  The photo doesn’t completely do it justice.  It really did look like a brain was sitting at the bottom of the glass.  My husband said that it was especially freaky because the texture made it feel like a brain as it was going down.  I actually made a few shots for the photos and he willingly consumed each of them for me.

I am a zombie lover.  The Walking Dead is easily one of my favorite shows.  The best date I’ve ever been on was when we went to a haunted corn maze and had zombies chasing after us.  So, as creepy and disgusting as this shot is, I just love it because its the perfect Halloween cocktail.  Its easy and fun to make  too.  I played around with different temperatures of the vodka and different ratios of vodka to lime juice.  The bottom line is that the combination of the vodka and lime juice make the Irish Cream coagulate and the end result is a brain at the bottom of your glass.  Mmmmm coagulate.   Mmmmm brains.  So go ahead and pretend you’re a zombie.  Halloween only comes ones a year, after all.

A close up of a brain zombie shooter cocktail in a shot glass

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Prep5 minutes
Total5 minutes
Servings 1
Give your friends a fright this Halloween with a Zombie Shooter, where a combination of booze and lime juice create a drinkable brain.



  • 1 1/4 ounce vodka chilled
  • 1/8 ounce lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
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  • For best results, store vodka in freezer. Combine vodka and lime juice in a shaker with ice and shake until cold, about 20 seconds. Strain into a shot glass.
  • Dip a straw into the Bailey's and put your finger over the end to create suction. Allow one drip at a time to fall into the vodka and lime juice mixture. Then. place the end of the straw into the shot glass and release your finger just enough to allow a strand of Bailey's to come out. Alternate drips with submerged strands until you have something that resembles a brain.
  • Shoot it!


Calories: 152kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin C: 1.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Do the “brains” taste like curdled milk? It looks awesome, but I don’t want to drink something that really might make me upchuck!