Irish Car Bomb Drink

Feeling daring, want something delicious and dangerous? The Irish Car Bomb!

The Irish Car Bomb is a popular cocktail consisting of Guinness Stout, Irish cream liqueur, and Irish whiskey. The ingredients are usually layered and consumed quickly, combining creamy, sweet, and intense flavors.

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.

Irish Car Bomb Drink
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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

Irish Car Bomb Ingredients: Guinness, Baileys, Irish Whiskey
Irish Car Bomb Ingredients: Guinness, Baileys, Irish Whiskey
  1. Guinness Stout
  2. Baileys Irish Cream
  3. Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Guinness is a world-famous stout, brewed in Dublin, Ireland, and has been a cherished beverage for centuries. When it comes to drinking Guinness, the Irish know best.

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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. For this cocktail I chose the nitrogenated cans.

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

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How to make an Irish Car Bomb Cocktail

First, pour the Irish Whiskey into a shot glass until the glass is half full.

Feeling daring, want something delicious and dangerous? The Irish Car Bomb!
Feeling daring, want something delicious and dangerous? The Irish Car Bomb!

Add the Baileys to the Irish Whiskey until the shot glass is almost full.

Feeling daring, want something delicious and dangerous? The Irish Car Bomb!
Feeling daring, want something delicious and dangerous? The Irish Car Bomb!

Pop the tab on the can 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.

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.

Feeling daring, want something delicious and dangerous? The Irish Car Bomb!
Feeling daring, want something delicious and dangerous? The Irish Car Bomb!

Then drop the shot glass into the pint glass of Guinness.

Feeling daring, want something delicious and dangerous? The Irish Car Bomb!
Feeling daring, want something delicious and dangerous? The Irish Car Bomb!

Drink up quickly and enjoy. Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Irish Car Bomb, drink up!
Irish Car Bomb, drink up!

Need a Guinness shot glass or pint glass? You can get 2 Guinness shot glasses here and the Guinness pint glasses 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 GuinnessBlack & Black, and Irish Whiskey & Cranberry.

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Irish Car Bomb Drink

Irish Car Bomb Cocktail Recipe

Making and drinking these St Patrick's Day Irish Car Bomb cocktails will be more fun than you've had in a while. 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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Irish
Servings 1 Drink

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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
Keyword Bailey’s Irish Cream, Cocktail, Easy, Guinness, Happy Hour, Irish Whiskey, St Patrick’s Day
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