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St Patricks Pattys Day - How to Make The Irish Car Bomb

Updated on March 3, 2011

Shot Glass and car bombs

Of all the holidays of the year very few, truly allow one to enjoy oneself with reckless abandon. Most focus around travel, rush, forced fun and spending tons of money on others. Not to mention getting cooped up in some squalid church at a god awful hour.

But St. Patty's Day exists to save us, all of us, who still have a spark of life left. Get up early, start getting smashed, freeze while watching the same old parade and join all your neighbors in reckless abandon in the middle of the day.

Thats right you pukes "Lets Get Smashed"

Break out the shot glasses and car bombs, its parade day

Green Beer

Lots of people equate St Patricks Day with Green beer. Aarrgh!, Your beer is usually the cheapest american domestic draft..with food coloring! American beer isnt beer, and who wants to drink food coloring.

A real St Pattys day reveler begins his day with an Irish Coffee, maintains with a nice thick Guinness and does a car bomb at every new bar.

Whats an Irish car Bomb cost
Whats an Irish car Bomb cost

Ordering an Irish Car Bomb

There are many schools to pouring a proper car bomb, We wont concern ourselves with that, we are interested in bang for our buck. Usually a car bomb is billed around the price of one draft and one shot. But you are only getting half a draft!


Guiness Draft

Jameson Irish Whiskey

Baileys Irish Cream

A shot glass

Big hairy balls!

How to Order an Irish Car Bomb:

"Hey Barkeep" six Irish Car bombs, please

'But there are only 2 of you?"

"I said six, dammit..posthaste!"

How do you want it (If they dont ask just tell them)

3/4 full on the Guiness, 3 parts Jameson on the shots

Now this important, the Baileys is going to begin to curdle - its a cream, the moment it touches the whiskey its start to thicken, this drink has to be quaffed quick, and their is no time for bad pours from the Bartender.

The Guiness should be poured first, and lined up on the bar - then all the shot glasses need to be filled with the the last should be topped off with the Baileys. You drink this AT THE BAR...dont try to carry these things through the place to your friends...its gonna curdle, youll be sorry.

How to drink an Irish Car Bomb:

Take shot glass and drop into Draft, turn elbow to sky - and chug, quaff, guzzle.

Sweet nectar - almost tastes like a chocolate milkshake dont ask me how.

If they try to pour the Baileys first, or they try to give you a plastic shot glass...tear them a new one! What are you doing you arse! Havent ya ever poured a drink before? Start over!

Caution: You can lose your front teeth!

When your throwing back that Car Bomb, be careful dont smash yourself in the teeth with the heavy shot glass! Dont laugh, it happens all the time...usually the later it is into the day.

If you do smash a tooth, read this about emergency tooth care

Take care of your Bartender

On busy days like St. Pattys, an Irish Car bomb is a terrible drink to be a bartender for. Guiness pours slow, the curdled Bailey's sticks to the glass, and each drink ordered dirties two pieces of glassware with a nasty gluelike paste.

If your going to be ordering Irish Car Bombs all night, take good care of that Bartender...You will be repaid with a bigger pour on the Guinness, (it really should be only half a draft)

Get amped with Fields of Athenry

Learn to mix

How much does an Irish car Bomb cost?

The irish car bomb costs around $5-6 dollars at most establishments but can be more - just yell a lot and make friends with the barkeep so they give you a discount.


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    • bogerk profile image


      7 years ago from Midwest

      I love Irish Car Bombs, although they are a little hard on the old pocketbook and usually run somewhere around $5 or so a piece at most bars ... but once I have had one or two I hardly care anymore. Great Hub!

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      9 years ago

      I had 6 Irish car bombs back to back and I can never get enough! Having Irish heritage just makes me drink more! And it will get ya smashed quick so if you haven't done these have been warned! But if you have the balls....pour the Guinness, prepare the shot, drop it in and get pissed! Drink up mates!!

    • sunforged profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from

      nothing wrong with staright Guinness! But if youve never had a car bomb before, Beware soon you will have a new favorite drink!

    • kiwi91 profile image


      9 years ago from USA

      I love Guinness, Baileys and Jameson, so I know I'll like this. I'm gonna give it a try! I wish I had ordered it this past weekend, I just had straight Guinness.

    • artfuldodger profile image


      9 years ago from Earth

      das ist fatastisch! i freakin' love car bombs. Shot of jameson, touch of bailey's, three quarter pint of guinness? yes Please! the car bomb is the ultimate dude drink. if you have to prove your guy credentials, this drink(or four or five of them) erases all doubts.


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