So, this is a place with a soft landing for those of us who are craft-challenged, yet willing to try making some oddball stuff because we’re all, well, I’m not quite sure what we are.
Since you’re reading this, you fill in the blank and get back to me on that, eh?
Just in case you missed the first challenge when all the pins of Pinterest were up for grabs, I tried tieing a Monkey Paw knot. It turned out better than I could have hoped. I mean, it actually looked like it’s supposed to!
This time around, I’m going to see if I can make a drink called an Alien Brain Hemorrhage.
I saw this making the rounds on the internet last Halloween, but somehow I just never quite got around to trying it.
So, I just ran out of excuses. Beside, I never know when I’ll need to know how to whip up an alcoholic beverage that looks too disgusting to drink. Then again . . .
Off I go to the liquor cabinet. And as I root around, I’m left wondering who in the hell stocked this thing in the first place?
I’m pretty sure the garden gnomes have gotten into the house and have been partying in the liquor cabinet. That’s my best explanation for what I found in there.
I did manage to find a fairly close approximation of the ingredients involved, though. The recipe calls for peach schnapps. Well, I have raspberry, so I’m good there.
Next on the list is Bailey’s Irish Cream. Er, scratch that. But I do have a bottle of Sahnelikör mit Scotch Whisky. Just in case your German is a bit non-existent, that means it’s a cream liqueur with Scotch, but I think the umlaut makes is sound way cooler than it does in English.
Interesting that the “Scotch Whisky” part didn’t need translation. Hmmm.
Alrighty then, on to the grenadine. But, wait. Nope, I’ve never had any of that stuff. But, I do have some Swedish Fish-flavored vodka that I made when I was inspired by another Pinterest pin. Hey, it’s red.
Now we’re off to what I’m sure would be a Pintester-approved start because I have substituted all of the ingredients for something else. How could this pin possibly fail?
I assembled the ingredients.
I poured the raspberry schnapps into the glass, like so.
Hey, I just opened the bottle.
Maybe it’s like honey and will soften up with soak in hot water.
Down the hatch.
Wow, it didn’t taste bad at all. Like raspberries and cream, with a touch of Swedish Fish. Worked for me.
This was a big ol’ fail. But, on the upside, I have a nice bottle of Irish Cream to play with. I’m thinking there’s an adult Creamsicle recipe out there with my name on it.