Irish Car Bomb

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An Irish Car Bomb is a beer cocktail similar to a boilermaker made with Irish stout, Irish Cream, and Irish whiskey.

The name refers to the drink's Irish ingredients – typically Guinness stout, Baileys Irish Cream, and Jameson Irish Whiskey – and to the many car bombings that took place during the Troubles. The whiskey is floated on top of the Irish Cream in a shot glass, and the shot glass is then dropped into the stout. Once mixed, the drink must be consumed quickly because it will curdle.

Variations

While Kahlúa was part of the original recipe, it is often dropped from the drink today. Some refer to that original recipe as a Belfast Car Bomb.

Criticism

The name Irish Car Bomb is sometimes considered offensive because of its potentially emotive reference to IRA tactics. For this reason, some bartenders refuse to serve it. Ordering it is likely to cause confusion and offence if ordered in Ireland itself, where the drink is virtually unknown.<ref...
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