Irish Car Bomb Drink Recipe

Irish Car Bomb drink recipe
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Nutrition Information

Serving size: 250 mL (1 cup)

2.1 g
9 g
1.2 g


How to Make It

  1. Pour half a pint of chilled Guinness into a beer mug and let it settle.
  2. Layer 1/2 oz. of Irish whiskey on the bottom and 1/2 oz. of Irish cream on top of a shot glass.
  3. Drop the shot glass into the Guinness and chug.

Comments on Irish Car Bomb

  • bond..james bond
    Apr 8th, 2015
    isnt there a certain way you have to pour the bailys before it curdles?
  • scientist
    Oct 18th, 2013
    just tried a bomb with bud light, old crow, st. brendans. sucked
  • IrishGalSmilin
    Mar 16th, 2013
    When we drank these a few years ago some folks told us to be careful and take it slow b/c they will come back to bite us! Boy did they! They hit us hard and we were sloshed. Now we enjoy in moderation! Still think they are very yummy!
  • John s
    Mar 12th, 2013
    The Irish Creme goes on the bottom, Jameson on top. Trust me on this.
  • IrishPerson
    Jun 28th, 2012
    *Paddy, not Patty. Bloody Americans *Car bombs killed many Irish people btw. No true Irish person would invent a drink called that.
  • love irish chicks
    Apr 7th, 2012
    Is their a away to ask for a car bomb without angering the Irish? two flaming shots Twin towers :-( Irish boilermaker?
  • Black47
    Mar 15th, 2012
    Another variation on this is the "Kentucky Car Bomb" 1/2 - Bluegrass Brewing Bourbon Barrel Stout 1/2 shot - Baileys 1/2 Jack Daniels Jack Daniels comes form Tennessee - Use Beam.
  • DixiePat
    Dec 9th, 2011
    I'm sure it's a great drink and all that .. but the name is offensive to most Irish people and especially to relatives of the thousands murdered by terrorists in Ireland. Full disclosure I am a very proud Irish born Irish Nationalist.
  • Car bombs for life
    Nov 26th, 2011
    Extremely skeptical before my first one a couple years ago but after the first one I had I've never turned back. Most amazing shot I've ever tried, will always take a couple everytime I go out... A must. So to anybody concerned, try it once you will not be disappointed... Seriously it's adult chocolate milk. Came on here to look at the calories and stuff, figured I'd chime in.
  • Charlie
    Nov 23rd, 2011
    The controversy is to be expected, but why dwell on the negatiive. Just picture 10 million people out with friends on St. patick's Day or any given night raising up a Car Bomb and sharing a toast, laughter, and comaraderie. 10 million people getting along. And then imagine; they do it again and again. Now that is a very positive thought. Ingredients For original Irish Car Bomb 1/2 oz. Baileys Irish Cream 1/4 oz. Kahlua (more Kahlua drinks) 1/4-1/2 oz. Jameson Irish Whiskey 1/2 pint Guinness Instructions Pour Bailey's, Kahlua and Jamesons' in order in a shot glass (Bailey's at the bottom). Drop or slide the shot into a half pint of Guinness Stout. The shot, if dropped in carefully, looks like a Guinness inside a Guinness. The Carbomb is to be consumed in one long swallow. Mind your teeth as the shot slides forward. The incredible taste is worth the risk. The CAR BOMB: The Creation of An Historic Cocktail Charles Burke Cronin Oat Master of Mixology 1967-2008 This incredibly tasty drink was invented in 1979 as a follow up to the shot the IRA which I created in 1977 on St. Patrick's Day. Drink History NOTE: Before you start; understand that this was a carefully thought out "Cocktail", a Recipe!!! To you naysayers on the Kahlua because it is not Irish.. remember a Margarita has Cointreau and it is French. The Carbomb is a recipe, and a great tasting one. Originally the shot was called a Grandfather- 1/2 oz. give or take of Baileys and 1/4 oz.or so of Kahlua The name Grandfather lasted through the first hour of its life and many, many toasts to our grandfathers were made. I put it together for my brothers who were visiting my pub, Wilson's Saloon, 76 Franklin St. Norwich, Ct. Est. 1886, that St. Patrick’s Day afternoon. Being St. Patrick’s Day heavy toasting was in order. However, after consuming a few "Grandfathers" along with Pints of Guinness, the true drink of "The Day"; we all realized something was missing. The taste was incredible!!! (Kahlua was key to this) but, couldn't quite get the buzz going. I knew immediately what it was, and with a laugh at our stupidity, I yelled for a bottle of Jameson. As I poured the whiskey into the shot of Baileys and Kahlua I commented that “the IRA just showed up. This oughta work now!” (As you add the Jameson to the Baileys and Kahlua, the shot boils up like an explosion, hence the IRA.) Others at the bar joined in to the toasting , “Give us some of those IRA shots they’re drinking ” was the call up and down the bar. And the name Grandfather disappeared and the IRA was born.(In its early days the use of Scotch and American whiskeys was used in place of Jameson throughout the area, because so very few establishments even had an Irish Whiskey. An ugly thought.} Two years later, drinking IRAs and Guinness with my manager, I got the crazy idea as we were toasting to drop the shot in my half finished Guinness. The look in his eyes as I held the shot over the Guinness said it all. "Bombs Away " was the call. We called it the Belfast Carbomb, Irish Carbomb in other company, and “Carbomb?” when we were looking for a fellow reprobate to join us in celebrating the fact that we had survived another day. The drink languished in Ct. and was slowly spread across America by the many Navy personnel who frequented Wilson's Saloon. World renown for this drink did not come until many years later. The marketing blitz by the Guinness corporation late 80's early 90's got things rolling.Guinness sent irish reps to all the bars and demoed how to pour a Guinness and placed aGuinness tap in thousands of establishments; marketing genius. The popularity explosion of Guinness in America that resulted made all things created with Guinness popular too. The Carbomb is fun to drink, tastes great, women love them equally as well as men, when thet are made right!!!! A final note: If you invent a drink such as the Carbomb, as I did so long ago, beware! You never know if it might become famous, so pick the name carefully. IRA and Carbomb are "cool" in the bar scene, but in the reality of today NOT.
  • Denster
    May 27th, 2011
    Can't wait to try it!
  • TwilightFan07
    Apr 10th, 2011
    this drink is really good. I first had it the other day at an Irish Pub called J.j. Landers. I was kind of hesitant to drink it because I'm not a very big drinker. It really isn't that bad. I had two of them with no problem. Lets just say, the next day I still felt like partying.
    Mar 3rd, 2011
    I love that drink!!!!! ___________________________________ An Irish Car Bomb is a tasty little Irish variation of the common boilermaker. This high octane drink is usually made up of three quarters of a pint of Guinness stout beer, one half shot of Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur and one half shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey.
  • Town Drunk
    Feb 26th, 2011
    they are great, but watch out they can get you in some trouble before you know it.....
  • LIAM
    Feb 5th, 2011
    RE: idiot Jake why in the workd were you expecting to get a buzz after just one, anyway..??

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