In the month of March, there seems to be an endless amount of celebration for St. Patrick. Saint Patrick’s Day is no longer a one day celebration, but you’ll find there are bar crawls for a number of weekends leading up to March 17th. One of the most popular drinks around this time is an “Irish Car Bomb” (or just Car Bomb). This drink is easy to make and relatively easy to drink! It tastes sort of like chilled coffee while you are drinking it. In order to make these shots you’ll need:
- 1 ounce of Jameson Irish Whiskey (per drink)
- 1/2 cup of Guinness (per drink)
- a dash of Baileys Irish Cream (per drink)
First, grab a shot glass and fill it close to the top with the Jameson. Then, top off the shot with Bailey’s Irish Cream. Though you don’t add MUCH Baileys, the milk-like substance will seem to take over the shot. Don’t worry, that is how it always looks! The baileys is just much thicker than the Jameson. Finally, fill up a pint glass about 1/2 of the way with Guinness. You can do more, or less Guinness based on preference. If you are pouring from a tap, Guinness can be a more difficult pour. Be careful and make sure you let it SETTLE in between pours! (Don’t just fill up the full amount right away). The final product of Guinness should be an extremely dark beer (almost black) with a foam like substance at the top. Now, once you are ready to drink the drink, drop the shot glass into the pint class and chug! This is a drink that you’re forced to drink quickly, otherwise it will curdle (get clumpy) and taste worse and worse. This is a fun drink to do when out with some friends. Many people turn it into a competition and race for who can finish first. It’s all fun and games but don’t have more than one or two of these in a night! The alcohol content will hit you!
Here is a funny video I found on YouTube of a guy doing an Irish Car Bomb
“World’s Fastest Irish Car Bomb” – by Teddrx YouTube Account
Photo by Zach Fowle