Irish Car Bomb
|An Irish Car Bomb with Guinness and Irish cream.
|Primary alcohol by volume
||Straight up; without ice
||A pub glass and a shot glass.
|Commonly used ingredients
- 1/2 shot Irish whiskey
- 1/2 shot Irish cream
- 1/2 pint Irish stout
||The whiskey is floated on top of the Irish cream in a shot glass, and the shot glass is then dropped into the stout.
- 1/2 oz. Irish cream
- 1/2 pint Irish stout
- 1/4 oz. Irish whiskey
- 1/4 oz. coffee liqueur
An Irish Car Bomb is an American beer cocktail that is drunk as a bomb shot, similar to a boilermaker. It is made with Irish stout, Irish cream, and Irish whiskey.
To make the drink, whiskey is floated on top of Irish Cream in a shot glass, and the shot glass is then dropped into the stout. Once mixed, it must be drunk quickly because it will curdle. While Kahlúa was part of the original recipe, it is often excluded from the drink today. Some refer to that original recipe as a Belfast Car Bomb.
The "Irish" in the name refers to the drink's Irish ingredients; typically Guinness stout, Baileys Irish Cream, and Jameson Irish Whiskey. The "car bomb" refers to the fact that the drink is a "bomb shot" and also to the many car bombings that took place during the Troubles in Ireland. For this reason, the name is sometimes deemed offensive and some bartenders refuse to serve it. The drink is popular in the United States, but virtually unknown in Ireland, and ordering it there is likely to cause confusion or offense.
This Irish Car Bomb was invented in 1979 by owner Charles Oat at Wilson's Saloon in Norwich, Connecticut.
MMA fighter Todd Duffee uses The Irish Car Bomb as his nickname.
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