Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I thought today would be appropriate to post an Irish cocktail in it’s honor. Unfortunately, all of my attempts at creating an exciting, different cocktail fell a little flat. So I’m resorting to the famous Irish Shots with Guinness, Baileys & Irish Whiskey.
I’m not much of a beer drinker anymore, but I can chug a beer with the best of them. So a year or two ago I was in an Irish pub celebrating my friend Lyssa’s birthday and someone suggested we should do shots of Baileys and whiskey dropped in a Guinness beer. I’m sure it was Lyssa’s suggestion, she’s always so much fun. I had never had one before and wasn’t really looking forward to it. Mainly because I don’t really like dark beer. But it was her birthday after all, and I’m a good sport, so I took part in the shenanigans. Oh, and I might just be a tad bit competitive sometimes.
You know what? I liked it! I think we even had two 🙂
So if you want to have a little fun, friendly competition this St. Patrick’s Day, gather your friends and do a round of Irish Shots with Guinness, Baileys & Irish Whiskey. One word of advice, don’t drop the shot glass from too high up or you’ll have a bit of a mess (but it does make a really cool photo!).
- 1 bottle Guinness Stout
- ½ shot Baileys Irish Cream
- ½ shot Irish Whiskey
- Pour Guiness into beer glass to about ⅔rds full.
- Fill shot glass with half Baileys Irish Cream and half Irish whiskey*
- Drop shot glass into beer and chug!
- *If you like you can use more Baileys and just a splash of whiskey
Update: This famous bar shot is well known by the name of Irish Car Bombs here in America. After originally posting this recipe with that name, I learned the name is offensive to many people so I’ve renamed the post to be more sensitive. It’s not my intent to offend anyone, I was just calling the drink what it is more commonly known as around here.