The Irish Car Bomb

About The Irish Car Bomb

The Irish Car Bomb is a controversial American cocktail recipe featuring many ingredients of Irish origin. The “explosion” effect of the Baileys into the beer drew the idea for the name of this cocktail. Be warned, ordering this drink in Ireland can be seen as offensive as it refers to a difficult time in Irish history. Overall, the drink is fairly heavy in taste and remains a popular barplace staple in the States.



  • 1/2 oz. Irish Cream

  • 1/2 oz. Irish Whiskey

  • 1 Pint Irish Stout Beer

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       4.0 Stars

  • Served:      Depth Charge

  • Strength:  Medium

  • Difficulty:  Simple

  • Flavor:       Spirit


Float whiskey on top of Irish cream in a shot glass. Drop shot glass into pint of glass of Irish stout beer. Chug (responsibly!) and accordingly.

Empire Tip: Make a Belfast Car Bomb by adding Kahlua to the shot!