BOO! Metblog Halloween Countdown: Day 5
Tasty Brains. Photo by matildaben on [Flickr]
DAYS UNTIL HALLOWEEN:
1 1/4 oz. Stoli strawberry vodka
1/8 oz. Rose’s lime juice
3/4 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
Splash of grenadine
Add vodka and limejuice to a shaker, shake and strain into a shot glass. Using a straw, dip some Bailey’s Irish Cream into the shot. Once you submerge the straw into the Bailey’s put your finger on top of the straw to hold the Bailey’s in the straw. Dip the straw tip into the vodka and slowly release your top finger. The Bailey’s will curdle a little bit due to the limejuice and you should be able to make strands of Bailey’s. Repeat the straw/Bailey’s process to build a “brain” in the shot glass. Add a splash of grenadine to the concoction to add the ‘blood’ to the mix. Down the hatch as a shot.
These red velvet cupcakes have brain-colored vanilla butter cream frosting squiggled on top to look like mini right and left hemispheres. Mmmm. A no-brainer! [Gaaawd, that was bad.]
For the little brains: an outdoor toy and candy hunt will be held at the Greenlake Community Center from 7 to 8 p.m. The best part–the hunt will be in the dark with flashlights! Ooh, spooky. Children ages 4 to 11 should arrive by 6:45, and bring a flashlight and a bag.
For the big brains: the 11th annual Freaknight by USC Events will be at the Pier 30 Events Center from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. This massive Halloween celebration will feature three dance “areas,” featuring Infected Mushroom, Eddie Halliwell, Rank 1, DJ TAJ, MSTRKRFT, DJ Dan, Donald Glaude and more, including a drum and bass chamber hosted by KAOS theory in Area Three. In addition to the three rooms of dance and trance, there will be multiple bars serving liquor with I.D.; a costume contest; fire and dance performers; palm readings; a laser light show; massage booths; live glass blowing; a live 500-pound pumpkin carving, and treat bags for each guest. Wow. That line-up just set my brain into overload.