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Before we get into the background on the Classic Irish Car Bomb recipe, here are some other related cocktail recipes you may enjoy; the Irish Cola, the Nutty Irish Coffee, the Irish Coffee Milkshake, Irish Coffee Shots, Irish Coffee Shots, Irish Coffee Jello Shots, Frozen Irish Cream Hot Chocolate. Now, as far as this Classic Irish Car Bomb is concerned, the classic Irish Car Bomb wikipedia page notes that “The ‘Irish’ in the name refers to the drink’s Irish ingredients; typically Guinness stout, Baileys Irish Cream, and Jameson Irish Whiskey.” The Irish Car Bomb wikipedia page also notes that “The term ‘car bomb’ combines reference to its ‘bomb shot’ style as well as the noted car bombings of Northern Ireland’s Troubles.” Yeah, we agree that that’s a pretty grim origin for a cocktail name…. In fact, a 2016 Guardian article notes that “Perhaps more than any other cocktail, the Irish Car Bomb is a drink with a split reputation dictated entirely by nationality.” However, the same Guardian article also notes that “On St Patrick’s Day in New York City… the Irish Car Bomb is a barroom staple.” So yeah, when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day cocktails, this one is a classic. In terms of preparation, you’re looking at filling up a pint glass with Guinness beer and the shot glass with a mix of Jameson Irish Whiskey and Irish Cream. Once you’ve done that, you just drop the shot glass into the pint glass and bang, you’re good to go!

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  1. Add irish cream to base of shot glass before layering jameson’s irish whiskey on top.
  2. Fill a pint glass halfway with guinness and drop the shot inside.
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