The Irish Car Bomb is a beer-based cocktail, similar to a boilermaker. The “Irish” part of the name comes from the fact that the drink features Irish cream and Irish whiskey. The “Car Bomb” part references the many car bombings that took place during the Troubles, which is an offensive reference to many bartenders who refuse to serve the drink for that reason. Understandably so – it’s not exactly ancient history.
But the Irish Car Bomb is very popular worldwide all the same. It’s a beer and shot cocktail – you drop aof Bailey’s and Irish whiskey into Guinness to make it. And then you drink it very quickly, because otherwise it curdles and tastes horrid. Personally, I can do without a drink that plans on curdling in the next few minutes, but that’s just me.
This drink is for getting totally “bombed” as quickly as possible. It’s not exactly known for its flavor or any other purpose. Drink it for that reason alone, and of course, make arrangements to drink it responsibly.
- 3/4 pint Guinness stout
- 1/2 shot Bailey’s Irish Cream
- 1/2 shot Jameson Irish Whiskey
Pour the Bailey’s Irish Cream into a shot glass, followed by the Jameson Irish Whiskey. Next, pour your Guinness into a. Let the foam settle. Drop the Bailey’s/Jameson shot glass into the Guinness. Drink fast.