And monkey’s brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington, D.C.

Rebekah and I watched Clue (one of my favorite movies of all time) and drank Monkey’s Brains shots during Wadsworth’s recap of the evening’s events. Monkey’s brains are not often to be found in St. Louis, either, so we settled for curdled Bailey’s with a bit of festive grenadine.

Here’s what’s in them, if you’re inclined to try some brains:

– just shy of a shot of cranberry vodka
– a tiny splash of lime juice (don’t overdo this, or you’ll be hit in the face with lime tartness)
– Bailey’s Irish Cream
– grenadine, for color and to lift the curdled cream from the bottom of the glass

Shake together the vodka and lime, and pour into shot glasses. Use a straw to siphon little curls of Bailey’s into each glass (put your finger over the top of the straw to suction up some Baileys, then let go to drop it in). The cream will curdle and sink to the bottom. Slowly pour grenadine in, and watch the “brains” float like specimens in the shot glasses. Toss them back! (or down the drain, if they’re too creepy)

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4 Responses to “And monkey’s brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington, D.C.”

  1. Jane Says:

    Clue is one of my family’s favorite movies too! My kids and I quote from it all the time and people look at us weirdly.
    “I say we handle this in proper military fashion.”
    “I had to stop her screaming.”
    “I was so mad…flames…heaving…breaths, breasts…”
    “Your double negative has led to proof positive.”

    stop me, I could go on and on..

    This recipe looks like one to try on movie night!

  2. bodeloublogs Says:

    i agree with jane, i will be trying this one on movie night!

  3. Rebekah Says:

    Good for you, including the lime juice caveat :o)

  4. inaccurateninja Says:

    Love the movie line; scary looking shot!


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