Friday Night Shoot-Out: How to Make a Mind Eraser

How to Make a Mind EraserThere is almost nothing quite like a brain freeze-that cold sudden jolt to the brain after eating or drinking something really cold a little too quickly. Well, put more aptly, there is nothing except the Mind Eraser.

The Mind Eraser
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz coffee liqueur
  • 2-4 oz club soda
  • lime wedge for garnish (optional)

This shot can be prepared several ways. It can be prepared as a layered shot or, as I prefer, a lowball. To prepare as a layered shot, follow the order of ingredients as presented in the recipe, carefully floating each one over top the preceding spirit in a shot glass – just use 1/2 an ounce of each component. As a lowball, add all of the spirits to a rocks glass with ice, stir gently, and top with club soda. You can also go for the layered effect in the lowball, but the ice makes layering difficult so try at the risk of your own patience.

In lowball form, this shot has accentuates it’s mind numbing effects because of the higher level of CO2 which is provided by the club soda. In addition, taking an entire lowball as a shot can be a bit of a challenge which leads to the obvious conclusion: make it a challenge. This is a drink best served with friends after you’ve already had a couple (or even a couple too many) and while low in alcohol has a dramatic effect. Don’t underestimate the power of this shot and you will be well along on your way to enjoying your night!

Total cost per drink: $1.37

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Nick McAfee
Nick McAfee is a student of Princeton University and is passionate about mixology. As a student with a low monthly income, he has developed ways to create simple cocktails with complex flavors from inexpensive ingredients. Learn more about Nick and Broke & Thirsty.
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