Whatever you do, please do not order an Irish Car Bomb in Ireland. If you do, you'll fully deserve to be thrown out of the pub. You may have never stopped to consider the name of this Guinness-Baileys drink, too occupied with making sure that you don't spill any as you chug the beer-shot combo. We understand, no judgement from us.
But as you get prepared to enjoy many car bombs this Saint Patrick's Day, you may want to know a few things before you get too inebriated.
- First, the Irish Car Bomb is an American cocktail -- it's only called Irish because of the use of Guinness, Baileys Irish Cream and Jameson Irish Whiskey.
This is how to make an Irish Car Bomb Cocktail (better name TBD):
Pour yourself a glass of Guinness. Not too much because you'll have to chug it all, but enough to cover the height of a shot glass (about half a pint). Next, in a shot glass pour half an ounce of Jameson Irish Whiskey and half an ounce of Baileys Irish Cream. Drop the shot glass into the beer, chug and repeat.