Irish Car Bomb
Pro bar tip: Never order an Irish Car Bomb while in Ireland (or from an Irish bartender). Though the shot-and-beer combo doesn’t mean to offend (it only means to get you tipsy), its name is a rather insensitive reference to a dark era in Ireland’s history. Invented in America (not Ireland) on St. Patrick’s Day in 1976 at Billy Wilson’s, a Norwalk, Connecticut, bar, the name of the drink references its Irish ingredients and the way in which the cocktail is consumed: You drop a shot glass filled with Irish cream (usually Baileys) and Irish whiskey (usually Jameson) into a pint of Guinness (creating a type of liquid “explosion”) and chug. It’s a good, fun drink—it just happens to have a terrible name. So, if you’re craving the sweet, malty party drink, try making your own at home. Simply mix some Irish whiskey and Irish cream in a shot glass, drop it into a half pint of Guinness Stout and chug away. Then do everyone a favor and try and come up with a better name for the drink—one that doesn’t make any mention of violence or terrorism.
- .5 oz Irish Whiskey
- .5 oz Irish Cream
- .5 pint Guinness
Combine the whiskey and Irish cream in a shot glass.
Drop the shot into a pint glass filled with Guinness.