Created on July 29, 2023

The Alien Brain Hemorrhage shot is known for its other-worldly presentation, this shockingly visual shot is a party favorite, famous for its uncanny resemblance to a brain floating in a jar. Its appearance alone is enough to make it a conversation starter at any gathering.

Alien brain hemorrhage shot in a shot glass, with red and blue drops falling through clear liquid.


  • 1 Ounce Peach Schnapps
  • ¼ Ounce Irish Cream Liqueur (Baileys)
  • 1 Dash Grenadine
  • 3 Drops Blue Curaçao


  1. Pour the Peach Schnapps into a shot glass.
  2. Layer the Irish Cream LIqueur on top of the Peach Schnapps.
  3. Gently drop the Blue Curaçao into the shot.
  4. Gently drop the Grenadine into the shot.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Tips For Making An Alien Brain Hemorrhage Shot

  • There are a few ways to layer the Irish Cream Liqueur on the Peach Schnapps. Just gently pouring it will work, but you could also grab a spoon (like a bar spoon), and slowly pour the Irish Cream onto the back of the spoon while you hold it against the inside of the shot glass.

  • Serve the shot immediately, so the customer can watch the Grenadine and Blue Curaçao sink through the drink, causing the "Brain Hemorrhage" effect.

  • The Irish cream sits on top of the peach schnapps because it is less dense. The Grenadine and Blue Curaçao fall through, because they are more dense.

Alien Brain Hemorrhage Ingredients

The Alien Brain Hemorrhage shot is a layered drink with Peach Schnapps, Irish cream, Grenadine, and Blue Curaçao.

Peach Schnapps provides a fruity base, best used in a clear form to keep the visual integrity. The creamy Irish cream gives the brain-like texture, and quality matters – Bailey’s Irish Cream is a top choice. Grenadine gives a tart touch, while Blue Curaçao adds a pop of color.

Best Peach Schnapps for an Alien Brain Hemorrhage

A clear, fruity Peach Schnapps works best for an Alien Brain Hemorrhage, such as DeKuyper Peachtree. It offers a delightful balance of sweet and tangy flavors.

Alien Brain Hemorrhage History

The history of the Alien Brain Hemorrhage is somewhat mysterious, appearing to be a more modern creation with its distinctive presentation. Its origin is largely unknown, yet its popularity has grown due to social media and its unique look, making it a hit at parties and gatherings.


What Does An Alien Brain Hemorrhage Taste LIke?

The Alien Brain Hemorrhage has a sweet and fruity flavor, courtesy of the Peach Schnapps. The creamy texture of the Irish cream adds a delightful contrast, while the Grenadine offers a sweet, slightly tart finish.

How strong is an Alien Brain Hemorrhage shot?

An Alien Brain Hemorrhage shot isn't particularly potent compared to other shots. Its strength largely depends on the alcohol content of the Peach Schnapps used, usually around 15-20% ABV.

Keep in mind that even weak drinks can get you drunk if you have enough of them, so drink responsibly!

Can I make an Alien Brain Hemorrhage shot ahead of time?

While you can pre-pour the Peach Schnapps, the rest of the ingredients should be added right before serving to maintain the unique appearance.