Cement Mixer Shot Recipe

There’s nothing else quite like the Cement Mixer Shot. Not for the faint of heart, this shot is notorious for its unique texture and unforgettable taste.

Three cement mixer shots, one with a lime wedge garnish

What’s Unique about the Cement Mixer Shot?

Are you tired of the same old boring shots at parties? Do you crave something that will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds? Look no further than the Cement Mixer Shot.

This gag shot is one of those drinks you just have to try at least once. Who knows? You might feel like the victim or a horrible prank. Or you might love it! After all, the taste isn’t bad.

What’s unique about it this cocktail recipe the texture and the way you drink it. You get the ingredients into your mouth and let them sit there for a few seconds.

The citric acid of the lime juice causes the Irish cream to curdle and thicken, and you’ll feel like you’re drinking uncured cement. It’s also described as like cottage cheese. It can also stick to your teeth.

The Origin of the Cement Mixer Shot

The Cement Mixer shot is undoubtedly one of the most unique shots you can find at a bar. Some people consider it one of the most disgusting cocktails of all time. But where did this strange concoction come from?

While there are no clear answers as to the origin of the Cement Mixer shot, we know it became popular in the 1990s and has since been a staple at bars around the world.

The name “Cement Mixer” comes from its texture. Once you put the drink in your mouth, and lime juice and Irish cream have a chemical reaction and turn sludgy or chunky, like wet cement. It’s like your mouth is a cement mixer.

Ingredients for the Perfect Cement Mixer Cocktail

The Cement Mixer Shot is a popular and fun drink that is easy to make, but requires the right ingredients to achieve its signature texture. To make a perfect Cement Mixer Shot, you will need two main ingredients: Bailey’s Irish Cream and lime juice.

Bailey’s Irish Cream is a creamy, smooth liqueur that gives the drink its signature texture. The lime juice is used to create a chemical reaction with the Bailey’s that causes it to curdle in your mouth like cement – hence the name of the shot. Other optional ingredients that can be added are vodka or Irish whiskey because they enhance flavor and add alcohol content.

To prepare for your Cement Mixer Shot recipe, make sure you only need to have two ingredients on hand:

  • Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • Lime Juice

Fresh lime juice is best, but bottled lime juice or a lime cordial like Rose’s will also produce the cement reaction in your mouth. 


Do You Have to Use Baileys?

Nope. You can use a different brand or Irish whiskey. They will all react the same way to the citrus juice.

What if You Don’t Have Limes?

Lemons work, too.

How to Mix the Cement Mixer Shot

Now that you have your ingredients together, it’s time to mix up a batch of Cement Mixer Shots. This shot is a bit different from your typical shot, so it’s important to follow these steps for the perfect concoction.

There are two ways to make this one.

Single Shot Glass Method

The first and most common method is to pour the Irish cream into a shot glass and then slowly pour the lime juice on top of it. Then you quickly take the shot and hold it in your mouth and shake your head a few times while you let the thickening reaction take place.

Two Glass Method

To begin, fill one shot glass with Bailey’s Irish Cream. Next, using a separate shot glass, pour a shot of lime juice. It’s critical that you don’t combine the two just yet! Once both shots are poured, hold them separately in each hand and prepare yourself for the next step.

This is where things get fun – or messy! Tilt your head back and get the Bailey’s Irish Cream into your mouth as fast as you can. Without swallowing it, hold the creamy liquid in your mouth and keep it there while taking the lime juice shot right after. Swish the mixture around in your mouth for about 10 seconds before swallowing.

What Does the Cement Mixer Shot Taste Like?

My first thought on hearing this recipe was that it sounded gross. But the taste is actually not bad, and you might even like it. Irish cream liqueur and lime juice work pretty well together.

The main objection to this drink is always going to be the texture. Some people think it’s a blast while others think it’s revolting.

What to Expect When Taking a Cement Mixer Shot

Before taking a Cement Mixer shot, be prepared. The curdling effect of the lemon juice mixing with the cream will create a thick, lumpy texture in your mouth that can be difficult to swallow.

Despite the challenging texture, taking a Cement Mixer shot can be an exciting and entertaining experience. It is often used as a party trick or challenge among friends, especially for those who enjoy experimenting with new drinks. If you’re willing to try something out of the ordinary, the Cement Mixer shot may just be the perfect drink for you.

How to Serve a Cement Mixer Shot at Your Next Party

Now that you know how to make a cement mixer shot, it’s time to learn how to serve it. The first thing you should do is make sure you have all the necessary ingredients and equipment ready, so that you can mix the shots quickly and efficiently.

You’ll want to have plenty of shot glasses on hand, as well as small measuring cups or jiggers for measuring out the ingredients. Since you can’t make this one in a big batch ahead of time, consider setting up a small bar area with all the necessary supplies so that guests can watch or even try their hand at making their own cement mixer shots.

The key to serving great cement mixer shots is creativity and attention to detail. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can easily wow your guests with this unique and fun drink.

Cement Mixer Shot Alternative for Non-Alcohol Drinkers

For non-alcohol drinkers or those who prefer to avoid alcohol, there are several alternatives to the Cement Mixer Shot that still offer a similar taste. One option is to use homemade non-alcoholic Irish Cream instead of the alcoholic version. Yes, it will give you the same concrete stirring texture experience.

The Best Occasions to Enjoy a Cement Mixer Shot

The Cement Mixer drink recipe isn’t an everyday sort of shot, and it’s best enjoyed on special occasions. One of the most popular times to indulge in this shot is during bachelor or bachelorette parties. They’re perfect for those wild nights where anything goes, and friends come together to celebrate before someone ties the knot.

Another great time to enjoy a Cement Mixer Shot is during Halloween parties. The thick consistency of this shot is weird and creepy, making it a perfect fit for spooky celebrations. Guests will be impressed by your creative take on a classic party drink.

But don’t limit yourself to only these two occasions! A Cement Mixer Shot can also add some fun to birthday parties, game nights with friends, or any other social gathering where you want to mix things up with a unique drink option.

Enjoy Your Cement Mixer!

In conclusion, the Cement Mixer Shot is a unique and fun drink that has gained popularity in recent years. It’s incredibly easy to make – in fact, it’s harder to drink than it is to make – and can be enjoyed at any occasion, from a night out with friends to a backyard BBQ.

Three cement mixer shots, one with a lime wedge garnish
Yield: 1 shot

Cement Mixer Shot Drink Recipe

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

There's nothing else quite like the Cement Mixer Shot. Not for the faint of heart, this shot is notorious for its unique texture and unforgettable taste. It feels like cement mixing in your mouth!


  • 1 1/2 ounces Irish cream liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice


  1. Pour the Irish cream into a shot glass.
  2. Slowly pour the lime juice on top like you're layering a cocktail.
  3. Toss the whole shot back in your mouth and hold it. In your mouth, it will curdle and turn into a thick slurry, like cement.

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