Necronomnomnom: Mi-Go Brain Cylinder

A review of Mi-Go Brain Cylinder from the Necronomnomnom Cookbook.

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Mi-Go Brain Cylinder

In the Lovecraft universe, the Mi-Go Brian Cylinder is a container used to carry a human brain in fluid. This drink can certainly look like a brain in a cylinder if done correctly, but I wasn’t able to get quite the right look myself.

The recipe includes butterscotch schnapps, Bailey’s Irish Cream, and cinnamon schnapps. I wasn’t able to find the brand that they suggested for the cinnamon schnapps, and I think that’s what made the difference for me.

What should happen is, after layering the Bailey’s over the butterscotch schnapps, the cinnamon schnapps is dropped it and pushes the Bailey’s into the clearer liquid below creating a brain-like appearance. I think the cinnamon schnapps they use is also red, while the one I used was clear.

So I cheated and used the back of a teaspoon to push the top liquid in! It gave me a cool effect, but wasn’t exactly what it was supposed to look like.

What the shot is supposed to look like!

Taste: 9/10

Butterscotch and Baileys are delicious together, and I couldn’t taste the cinnamon schnapps at all.

Difficulty: Average

I was proud of myself for being able to layer this shot! I’ve attempted once before and failed, but this one was much easier after looking up how to do it online. That would be the most challenging part I think – getting it to layer correctly. To do so, put a teaspoon in the shot glass close to but not touching the schnapps and resting against the side of the glass, and then very slowly pour the Bailey’s over the back of the spoon.

Cost: Average / Pricey

You’ll need Butterscotch Schnapps, Baileys, and Cinnamon Schnapps. If you can find mini bottles of Baileys and Cinnamon Schnapps, then the price will be less vs. purchasing full bottles of all three liquors.

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