Irish Car Bomb Cocktail Recipe

There are only 3 reasons why you should ever order an Irish car bomb:

1. You’re Irish

Unless one of the next 2 reasons comes into play, only the Irish should play with these concoctions. Chances are you aren’t from the emerald isle and you should keep a fair distance from these powerful yet massively destructive bombs. Because the name says it all, it’s full of Irish spirits, and they’ll bomb from the inside out.

2. It’s Close to St. Patrick’s Day

This is by far the most common time of the year you’ll hear patrons shout across the bar for another round of car bombs. They pair perfectly with the holiday along with the inebriation that comes as a result of downing a few. Celebrate March 17th by having a festive drink, just make sure you have a designated driver selected first.

3. You’re Absolutely Ready to Get Bombed

No doubt this is my favorite reason for ordering Irish car bombs. Once having your first, you certainly will be feeling the luck (and buzz) of the Irish. They don’t hold back and they certainly don’t joke with their liquor. Try one but beware, we’re pretty sure the Irish aren’t just known for their luck. Ever hear of the Fighting Irish?



Irish Car Bomb Cocktail Recipe
Recipe type: Bomb Drinks
Prep time:
Total time:
  • ½ Ounce Bailey’s
  • ½ Ounce Irish Whiskey
  • ½ Pint Guinness
  1. Pour Guinness Into a Pint Glass
  2. Pour ½oz. Bailey’s into Shot Glass
  3. Float ½oz. Irish Whiskey on Top of the Bailey's in the Shot Glass
  4. Serve This with the Shot Glass to the Side of the Pint Glass
To enjoy just drop the shot glass into the pint glass of Guinness. Drink immediately as it will curdle while it sits.

Download The Free Ebook

If You Liked This Bartending Lesson You Should Check Out: