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Irish Car Bomb Drink Recipe

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Mixing Instructions

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

Comments on Irish Car Bomb:

By Denster on May 27th, 2011 at 12:11:15

Can't wait to try it!

By TwilightFan07 on April 10th, 2011 at 23:35:52

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.

By irishcarbomb.com/ on March 3rd, 2011 at 08:51:38

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.

By Town Drunk on February 26th, 2011 at 15:55:13

they are great, but watch out they can get you in some trouble before you know it.....

By LIAM on February 5th, 2011 at 09:00:23

RE: idiot Jake

why in the workd were you expecting to get a buzz after just one, anyway..??

By Santa on December 23rd, 2010 at 13:52:21

These are delicious! And for those complaining about the "horrors" of mixing Jameson, get over yourselves. Let people enjoy their drinks as they see fit. John Jameson--along with you--doesn't get to dictate how people enjoy his creation.

By mix-master-festus on December 18th, 2010 at 08:44:25

Another variation on this is the "Kentucky Car Bomb"

1/2 - Bluegrass Brewing Bourbon Barrel Stout
1/2 shot - Baileys
1/2 Jack Daniels

By Hominus Nocturna! on November 19th, 2010 at 10:41:36

Jägermeister (1 shot glass) + 1 mug of Red Horse Beer = Irish Atomic Bomb!

By dick on November 17th, 2010 at 17:56:49

tilted kilt isnt a real irish bar....its a chain

By Mike on November 12th, 2010 at 12:20:42

Why would you want to waste good Jameson like that?

By Jake on October 22nd, 2010 at 01:01:43

had one earlier it did nothing for me not even a buzz. Sorry. And yes I was at a rel Irish Pub called tilted kilt.

By stifler on September 29th, 2010 at 19:35:02

Awesome drink my mouth is watering,had 12 one night plus other drinks,dont remember anything next day ,not good

By cadmanmatt on September 1st, 2010 at 06:04:10

My new favorite.
Is also very good with Rumple Minze.
Chug away or you'll never get through it.

By j roc on July 11th, 2010 at 19:38:59

One american lady asked for a irish carbomb, the bartender returned with two flaming shots and said there's your twin towers

By Raging Scotsman on May 30th, 2010 at 20:11:41

Awesome drink, had a few of these at the pub tonight. My new fav!

By EasyStreets on May 15th, 2010 at 19:11:30

Ive actually never tried this drink in any size under a pint. Best drink ever! Ive tried turning my friends on but most find it night ending.

I order one first thing when I hit the bar....the rest of the night is gravy.

By Seamus on April 27th, 2010 at 13:09:55

My Dad grew up in the north of Ireland, and his father used to distill the good stuff out in the hills behind the family farm-according to him, real Irish whiskey never had a tax stamp on it....

By yupme on March 22nd, 2010 at 09:25:12

It's not "Patty's day", It's PADDY'S day. Or St. Patrick's day, but NEVER EVER Patty's day.

You anger the Irish.

By rycebrnr on March 18th, 2010 at 05:55:05

very yummy,had some last night for st patty's day.I agree much better tasting than a jager bomb but jager will keep you going for days!!!

By St.Pattys Baby! on March 17th, 2010 at 16:49:21

I turned 21 today, have red hair and an irish heritage.

good luck liver...

By Gabriella on March 17th, 2010 at 16:38:49

I tried it for the first time today and that was 4 hours ago, I am still wasted!!! Never felt this drunk before in my life, OMG!!! When will this end? The agony!! Don't ever drink this drink again.

By bulletfast on March 17th, 2010 at 13:50:44

Iheartguiness: try putting the baileys on the bottom of the shotglass and float the jamesons on top of it. then as soon as you drop the shot in the guiness, you have to chug immediately or it will curdle.

By DAME DOG on March 17th, 2010 at 11:02:05

canned guinness is disgusting, do it from tap.
you gotta drink it immediately when you drop it in so it doesnt get all shitty at the top

By mustang25b on March 17th, 2010 at 08:27:07

I had an "Irish Car Bomb Battle" last night with an old friend from high school! We lined up 6 each and raced to the finish! He got to the fourth one in and choked lol. Lets just say if the alcohol doesn't get to you, the sheer "Volume" WILL! lol Good times!

By Mc Olly on March 17th, 2010 at 07:54:43

Th only way to drink guinness!

By vangalen on March 16th, 2010 at 18:30:49

the best drink every!!!!! i cant stop drinking them. im an alcoholic. i have a different recipe. half glass of guinness. pour a shot of jameson in the beer. then take a shot of bailey and drop it in the beer whiskey combo and chug!!!

By Bryan on March 16th, 2010 at 10:57:47


By MsKweenie on March 16th, 2010 at 09:41:24

I LOVE this drink.. I make it with, 1/2 guinness, 1oz of Irish Creme & 1oz of Irish whiskey.. Ive always used guinness in the bottle, but last time I used canned guinness & it was even better!!!

By Drink Master on March 15th, 2010 at 08:52:51

Illigal in some towns/states to order a drink containing brew and alcohol in the same glass.
Solution: Order a Guinness, one extra glass, two shots with 1/2 Irish Cream/ 1/2 Jameson and do the rest at the table. Rember to drink imediatly after droping the shot glass...Great drink and rember, it does hit most very hard...

By Bill on March 14th, 2010 at 15:23:18

whoo!!! probably didnt use enough "cream" didint taste like choclate milk,but definately gets the job done in a hurry!

By John on March 14th, 2010 at 05:27:27

John Jameson rolls over in his grave every time you mix his whiskey with anything. You all are a bunch of losers!

By mcdougal on March 13th, 2010 at 17:14:09

i'm gonna go get me one or two of those bad boys right now. thanks everyone for the info.

By the irishman on March 10th, 2010 at 13:13:23

if you dont want the cream to get chunky you have to chug quickly before the whiskey makes it curdle. this is not a drink intended for sipping

By My name,From Cali. on February 27th, 2010 at 22:35:48

Having some right now, going on my 3rd. Goodd stuff, Gets you feeling good too!.GOes down smooth. (Dont drink n drive.Drive n drink)

By DrunkdrivR on February 21st, 2010 at 14:48:42

Delicious. I want to experiment with different flavors of Baileys.

By Andy wood on February 16th, 2010 at 17:18:34

the best fucken drink ever

By IHeartGuiness on February 14th, 2010 at 13:24:30

Hi.. ok.. i pour 8 ounces of Guiness Stout, 1/2 oz of whiskey and 1/2 oz of Baileys..
there is no head on my guiness, but when i drop in my shot.. the baileys seems to stay at the top and gets all clumpy.. what' up?

By stevie peebs on February 10th, 2010 at 10:25:05

had one on a night out in glasgow ...the last thing i remember was the irish carbomb it was so easy to chug :)

By on February 9th, 2010 at 16:51:29

MMMmmmmmmmmmm car bomb!

By shleeburt on February 4th, 2010 at 16:01:15

im gonna go try one right now!!!

By yomamasthong on January 30th, 2010 at 12:04:59

Irish Car Bombs 433 Life!!!!!

By Dull Boy on December 31st, 2009 at 12:13:36

will this recipe work with canned guiness, or does it have to be from a tap?

By weirdguy42 on December 29th, 2009 at 19:49:12

drunk people are weird people

By CIRA on December 20th, 2009 at 07:47:02

gr8 drink ,gr8 recipe,100% irish...get it down ye

By Leland on November 25th, 2009 at 22:06:41

What the HELL!!! P.C. Crap... it's Irish Whisky, Irish Cream, an Irish Beer !!! ( sorry Guinness) FUCK if the "Bar Tender" is offended!!! Erin Go Bragh!!!

By Gio on November 20th, 2009 at 23:39:27

i work in a countryclub as a bartender and i noticed on the menu that these people want irish car bombs passed during cocktail hour ...... this is going to be an intresting night.... =)

By Gary on November 18th, 2009 at 10:37:18

Last night was my 21st birthday, so of course I hit the bar with friends and coworkers. My boss bought me 4 of these last night. Fuckin awesome!

By Bet on November 8th, 2009 at 23:06:11

I work in a bar and it difficult to want it but cant drink that!!!

By lakinke66 on October 27th, 2009 at 12:29:25

Try it with Rumple Minze instead of Jameson. It tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream.

By justin on October 27th, 2009 at 07:28:18

i had one last night for my 21st and it was good. Just like everybody says it taste like chocolate milk . but after one i was done because i had a few other drinks which i shouldnt have mixed hahah . But yeah it was great

By Brian on October 18th, 2009 at 10:11:15

Had 4 of these at the bar when I turned 21. Felt like death the next day.

By NoCutCard on October 17th, 2009 at 21:49:16

Chocolate Milk for adults.... WOW!!!! What more can I say

By TrueIrish1 on October 17th, 2009 at 19:08:25

Just to clear the air, I was born in Ireland, moved to the states, and visit my home town all the time. Irish car bombs are called Irish car bombs there too. Go figure! But really, Irish Whiskey,(Jameson) Irish Cream,(Baileys) and Irish bear,(Guiness) is all I drink. And puting them together was a bloody good call.

By jo's globe's bitch on October 10th, 2009 at 09:10:14

i work for a beer distributor, and i delivered 30 kegs to a bar in morgantown WV. when i got done, me and my partner walked down the street to another bar for a quick drink, and we had an irish car bomb... first time i ever had one, f-ing delicious!!

By @bb!g@ail on September 23rd, 2009 at 08:13:10

Well had my frist one last night that turned into 4 or 5 I don't quite remeber that was the strongest choclate milk I ever tasted I love the drink I might to stop drinkin martini and get with these

By bryaan on August 22nd, 2009 at 17:55:36

love these things....gotta pace yourself

By Sexy Sadie on August 10th, 2009 at 16:43:34

I tried these for the first time last night. I was very skeptical because I don't care for beer, but they were awesome! I have a really high tolerance for alcohol, but these did the trick after only three. Of course, Senor Cuervo started out the evening, but still...

By Ciara on June 18th, 2009 at 21:17:01

Yes it does refer to the IRA bombings on Bloody Friday which is sensitive for a lot of people. It's believed that supporting the drink supports the acts associated with it's name.
But with all that said the drink is still really good!

By gookas419 on June 18th, 2009 at 16:21:06

i was skeptical at first, maybe even a little timid, but after my first one, i was ready to blow some shit up.

By ems on June 1st, 2009 at 23:46:24

It's lovely. :D

By Saabaru on May 22nd, 2009 at 09:28:18

In Ireland it's almost suicide to order this drink. I've heard the drink refers to the IRA car bombings and a lot of Irish bartenders will refuse to sell it.

By o'flannery on May 9th, 2009 at 13:48:38

tastes like a Snickers bar!

By lcdaywalker on April 18th, 2009 at 17:57:08

It's called an "Irish Car Bomb" because all three ingredients are from Ireland. By law, Irish whiskey must be produced in Ireland and aged in wooden casks for a period of not less than three years.

A "Car Bomb" includes straight grain whiskey which is an American whiskey that has been aged in charred new oak containers for two years.

So in other words, if you ask for a "Car Bomb, you get cheaper, less tasteful whiskey and pay the same price. I recommend asking for the "Irish Car Bomb" which makes it 100% Irish and then cheers to John Jameson out of respect.

By nfldr on April 9th, 2009 at 00:55:06

Worst hangover of life... i don't remember anything after the fifth one.

By Drinkwriteordontatall on March 31st, 2009 at 21:49:01

Yeah your missing the fact that you spaced it OUT! Hopefully you had something in between those! Anybody can walk straight after having 4 drinks in three hours.

By Jina on March 15th, 2009 at 17:42:43

I may just be able to handle it but i had 4 in 3 hours and was still walking straight... did i miss something?

By Black Thorne on March 11th, 2009 at 14:10:42

Freakin' Delacious!! (yes i know its not spelled correctly). One of my favorite drinks

By roz on March 2nd, 2009 at 15:45:09

Any more than two is a car wreck

By Pat on February 26th, 2009 at 12:56:39

I had a few of these the other night and by the end I was hugging a pole at the bar... I love it

By BJC on January 25th, 2009 at 19:13:02

Delicious & does the job quick! Enjoy judiciously or you will be appearing before judges to 'splain yourself!

By Dae on January 12th, 2009 at 03:22:57

I don't know how many I had that night... All I know is my liver hurts just thinking about it... I'd do it all again though.

By skoshigod on January 9th, 2009 at 11:02:57

I asked a fellow of Irish descent if he had ever had an "Irish Car-Bomb" and he about took my head off. I'm not into the PC thing but he suggested I refer to the drink as simply "Car-Bomb" and leave the Irish out of it.
Great drink either way.

By Pico on December 31st, 2008 at 10:41:11

I had this the other day for the first time at an Irish only club called "The Order of the Hibernians". This shit was amazing!

By eugene01 on December 13th, 2008 at 15:11:50

It will trash you out, quick.

By jj on December 8th, 2008 at 20:31:24

yes drink it fast or it will curdle

By Grim on October 26th, 2008 at 22:47:51

My IRISH bartenders use at least a 3/4 pint..

And they are more likely to get offended if you do not call it an Irish Car Bomb

By Chris on October 24th, 2008 at 15:59:01


By thomas stremme on October 12th, 2008 at 14:51:20

dont call it an
'irish' car bomb
you might offend some bartenders

By j on September 20th, 2008 at 20:33:42

it is a great tasting drink that will get you trashed! so dont drink it too fast

By Heavyarms on September 12th, 2008 at 19:43:20

Holy shit...Tasty, and lots of fun at parties. Leaves a chocolate milk after taste. The Bailey's settles nice at the bottom.

By sir crazyass on August 18th, 2008 at 21:45:41

way more manly than a jager bomb, and tastier too

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Nutrition Information

Serving size: 250 mL (1 cup)

Calories 162 (678 kJ)
from alcohol 85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.1g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Total Carbs. 9g 3%
Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 6g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 14.8mg 1%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Protein 1.2g
: Nutritional information disclaimer

*: Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your diet needs.

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