Irish Car Bomb: A Sensational Cocktail With A Distinctive Blending And Taste

Irish car bomb is a exquisite beer cocktail, blended by dropping a bomb shot of Irish cream and whiskey into a glass of stout. For the unversed, stout is a dark, top-fermented beer that is quite popular in Ireland. 

This dazzling drink is widely admired for its creative style of blending, where the shot of whiskey is delicately dropped into a larger glass holding beer. The whiskey is layered over the Irish cream in a shot glass and the shot glass is then dropped into a glass of stout. Besides, it is mostly consumed right after it is made as the cream causes it to curdle within a short time. Surprisingly, contrary to its name, this cocktail is better known and more consumed in the US than Ireland. In fact, it is not known to many people outside America and remains mostly undesirable to Irish and British people. They prefer other drinks over this cocktail and consider it highly offensive. In some places, bartenders even refuse to serve it. This is all because of its controversial name or its usual alternation of regular Guinness stout, which is usually consumed on its own within Ireland itself.  People even call it by other names such as ‘Irish Slammer’ and ‘Dublin Drop’ just to avoid offending patrons. The origin of this cocktail remains unclear. Are you wondering how it came to be known by such a controversial name in the first place? The ‘Irish’ in the name refers to the drink's Irish ingredients. Typically, Guinness stout, baileys Irish Cream, and Jameson Irish whiskey are used while putting together this drink. On the other hand, the term ‘car bomb’ is a combined reference to its ‘bomb shot’ style as well as the noted car bombings of Ireland's Troubles. In spite of all this, it is the kind of cocktail that always amazes one with its pleasing taste. Ready to try this drink? Here are the steps of making this impressive cocktail with just a handful of ingredients. 


  • 30ml baileys cream
  • 30ml whiskey
  • 30ml beer


  • Take a stout glass and fill half of it with beer. Add a dash of bailey’s cream into it
  • Now take a shot glass and fill it with whiskey 
  • Drop the whiskey shot into the bigger glass filled with beer
  • There you go, your drink is ready to be served