Feeling daring, want something delicious and dangerous? The Irish Car Bomb!
Having a St Patrick’s Day party? Making and drinking these Irish Car Bomb cocktails will be more fun than you’ve had in a while. They will AMP UP the celebration! You can’t go wrong with an Irish Car Bomb.
As you drink an Irish Car Bomb, you will first taste the Irish Whiskey’s rich, smooth, warming taste, then the roasted barley of the stout, and in the end will be the sweet taste of Baileys. They are delicious yet dangerous.
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Ingredients you’ll need to make an Irish Car Bomb
Can’t have a car bomb without Guinness. This world-famous stout, brewed in Dublin, Ireland, has been a cherished beverage for centuries. When it comes to drinking Guinness, the Irish know best.
Guinness tastes best when served on draft, but only in a Pub or Bar that sells a lot of Guinness. Guinness will lose its freshness if the stout sits in the tap line for over an hour. Drinking from a bottle or can does not allow for the whole experience. However, in the U.S., finding a bar with an active flowing tap may take a lot of work, so I choose nitrogenated cans or bottles.
And Baileys. You can’t go wrong with Baileys’ Irish Cream. For traditional Irish Whiskey, Bushmills is best. The website states:
you’ll notice its rich, smooth warming taste almost instantly, just as generations have done before.Original – Bushmills Irish Whiskey
How to make an Irish Car Bomb
Need a Guinness shot glass? You can get 2 Guinness shot glasses here. To make an Irish Car Bomb, pour the Irish Whiskey into the shot glass until the glass is 1/2 full.
Add the Baileys to the Irish Whiskey until the shot glass is almost full.
Pop the tab on the can or bottle of Guinness and let it sit for a moment. You can hear the surge of bubbles from the nitrogen-filled capsule contained in each can or bottle of Guinness. The sound reminds me of a can of Reddi Whip when you squirt whipped cream over that piece of Thanksgiving pie.
Don’t have a Guinness Pint glass? Get one here. Pour the stout into an official Guinness tulip-shaped pint glass at a 45-degree angle until you have enough to cover the shot glass. Let the beer settle while you wait for the creamy head to form on the top of the stout.
Then drop the shot glass into the pint glass of Guinness.
Drink up and enjoy. Happy St Patrick’s Day!
If you need a nice pair of Guinness pint glasses, you can find them here. Perfect for serving your Irish Car Bomb drinks on St Patrick’s Day. If you liked this recipe, try the other traditional Irish drinks: Guinness, Baileys (on ice or without), Baby Guinness, Black & Black, and Irish Whiskey & Cranberry.
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Irish Car Bomb Cocktail Recipe
- 1/2 Ounce Irish Whiskey
- 1/2 Ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
- 14.9 Ounces Guinness Stout 1 Can
- A shot glass and beer glass
- Fill a shot glass half full with Irish Whiskey
- Pour the Baileys into the shot glass with the whiskey until it reaches just below the rim of the shot glass
- Pour the Guinness into a pint glass so that the Guinness is higher in the glass than the shot glass
- Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and drink immediately
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